Information bulletin regarding non-Belgian residents of the Zonhoven municipality. Collection

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12 information bulletins on 18 Jews and 1 French national, expelled from Antwerp to the Zonhoven municipality in the Limburg province in January-February 1941 ; one postwar letter addressed by Isaac Hausner to the Zonhoven municipality, requesting a copy of his information bulletin. Each form contains : surname, first names, date and place of birth, nationality, profession, date and location of marriage, names of the parents, legal address abroad, date of arrival in Belgium, subsequent addresses in Belgium, legal documents and financial situation.
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Municipality of Zonhoven, Limburg
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Digitally stored at Kazerne Dossin
Zonhoven municipality
Level of description
Extent and medium
36 digitised images : 12 forms, 1 letter
Related units of description
All Jewish persons registered by the Zonhoven municipality were also registered in the Jewish Register of Belgium (KD_00008).
On 18 December 1940 the Feldkommandantur in Antwerp started distributing over 8,000 expulsion orders among non-Belgian residents in the city. Several nationalities such as Czech, German, Dutch French and Polish nationals, but also stateless persons, former members of the Foreign Legion and Roma and Sinti were targeted. In practice, most people who received such an expulsion order were Jewish. The reason for the measure remains unclear. Of the 8,000 persons addressed, in January and February 1941 over 3,000 were sent from Antwerp to the province of Limburg in the east of Belgium. There, they were scattered throughout the municipalities in small groups. The municipality of Zonhoven took in 19 people of whom 18 were Jewish. As stipulated by Belgian law and the immigration authorities, all of them registered in the Zonhoven information bulletin for non-Belgian residents. When the Antwerp expulsion measure ended – for women and children in March 1941, for men in the summer of 1941 – most of them returned to Antwerp or moved to Brussels, upon which they were stricken from the information bulletin at the municipalities in Limburg. The forms, however, remained part of the municipal archives.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Digitisation permitted by municipality of Zonhoven, 2003
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