Give Them a Face portrait collection

Give Them a Face portrait collection

State Archives, Brussels - digitised by Kazerne Dossin
KD_00017_I - 0004 - BADRIAN Arnold.tif
Deportations, Extermination, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Deportees, Transit camps
This collection contains over 19,650 portraits of Roma, Sinti and Jewish men, women and children from Belgium and the north of France, whom have been deported from the SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks) to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, Ravensbrück, Bergen-Belsen and Vittel between August 1942 and July 1944.

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  • BADRIAN, Arnold
    Birthdate: 24/03/1920
  • Badrian, Arnold (Israel)
    Birthdate: 1920-03-24
Give Them a Face portrait collection

Give Them a Face portrait collection

State Archives, Brussels - digitised by Kazerne Dossin
KD_00017_I - 0003 - LEVISON Herbert.tif
Deportations, Extermination, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Deportees, Transit camps
This collection contains over 19,650 portraits of Roma, Sinti and Jewish men, women and children from Belgium and the north of France, whom have been deported from the SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks) to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, Ravensbrück, Bergen-Belsen and Vittel between August 1942 and July 1944.

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  • LEVISON, Herbert
    Birthdate: 24/09/1923
  • Levison, Herbert
    Birthdate: 1923-09-24
Give Them a Face portrait collection

Give Them a Face portrait collection

State Archives, Brussels - digitised by Kazerne Dossin
KD_00017_I - 0002 - KWARTOWICZ Abraham.tif
Deportations, Extermination, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Deportees, Transit camps
This collection contains over 19,650 portraits of Roma, Sinti and Jewish men, women and children from Belgium and the north of France, whom have been deported from the SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks) to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, Ravensbrück, Bergen-Belsen and Vittel between August 1942 and July 1944.

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  • KWARTOWICZ, Abraham
    Birthdate: 23/01/1923
  • Kwartowicz, Abram
    Birthdate: 1923-01-23
Give Them a Face portrait collection

Give Them a Face portrait collection

State Archives, Brussels - digitised by Kazerne Dossin
KD_00017_I - 0001 - ROSENDAHL Israel Alfred.tif
Deportations, Extermination, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Deportees, Transit camps
This collection contains over 19,650 portraits of Roma, Sinti and Jewish men, women and children from Belgium and the north of France, whom have been deported from the SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks) to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, Ravensbrück, Bergen-Belsen and Vittel between August 1942 and July 1944.

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  • ROSENDAHL, Israel Alfred
    Birthdate: 15/12/1905
  • Rosendahl, Israel Alfred
    Birthdate: 1905-12-15
Interviews by Johannes Blum. Collection

Interviews by Johannes Blum. Collection

Johannes Blum
Interviews by Johannes Blum. Collection
Postwar Jewish life, Resistance, Hiding, Deportations, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), German Occupation, Prewar Jewish life
Armed resistance, Civil resistance, Commemoration, Deportees, Hidden adults, Hidden cihldren, Holocaust survivors, Liberated prisoners, Political prisoners, Postwar research, Refugees
This collection consists of over 1,100 testimonies (over 1,200 recordings) conducted by Johannes Blum, researcher and interviewer at Les Compagnons de la Mémoire. Among those interviewed are Jewish camp survivors, Jewish and non-Jewish resistance fighters, political prisoners, hidden children, hidden adults, hostages, refugees, survivors of the Rwandan genocide, Spanish Civil War volunteers, anti-fascists and children of members of these groups of witnesses. Most of the witnesses lived in Belgium during and post-war. Johannes Blum also compiled a research file for every testimony. These files contain copies of documents, newspaper clippings, photos of the witness, (scans of) historical photos, written testimonies, publications and obituaries.
Gruszow-Oppenheimer family. Collection

Gruszow-Oppenheimer family. Collection

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Gruszow-Oppenheimer family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Anti-Jewish measures, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Deportees, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Transit camps, Yellow badge
This collection contains a bowler hat worn by Louis Bloch, father of donor Jean Bloch, as well as documents and photos regarding the Gruszow-Oppenheimer family, including family documents (work permits, passports, a wedding booklet, etc.) of Feiwel Gruszow and his wife Ilse Oppenheimer, letters sent by Feiwel Gruszow and Ilse Oppenheimer after their arrest to their hidden daughter Félicie Gruszow, a ready-to-wear yellow star and photos of the Gruszow-Oppenheimer family taken before the war.
Gorren-Gelernter family. Collection

Gorren-Gelernter family. Collection

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Gorren-Gelernter family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Arrests, Daily life, Education, Liberated prisoners, Migration, Mixed marriages, Transit camps
The collection contains: four pre-war photos of Hinda (Henriette) Gelernter including a picture taken at the Université Libre de Bruxelles or ULB (Free University of Brussels) where she studied; a page from Hinda (Henriette) Gelernter's admission papers for the University of Warsaw; a student admission card for the bacteriology course at the faculty of medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles or ULB (Free University of Brussels); a letter with instructions sent by Jean Gorren to his wife Hinda (Henriette) Gelernter while she was detained at the Dossin barracks; copies of Jean Gorren’s letter to the secretary of Queen Elisabeth and of their reply; a release slip for Hinda (Henriette) Gelernter signed by the camp commander of the Dossin barracks.
Goldberg-Goldberg family. Collection

Goldberg-Goldberg family. Collection

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Goldberg-Goldberg family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, German Occupation, Anti-Jewish measures, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Hiding, Resistance, Postwar Jewish life
Armed resistance, Art, Commemoration, Daily life, Deportees, Family life, Hidden adults, Holocaust survivors, Identification measures, Rescuers – Individual, Yellow badge
This collection contains: pre-war and wartime pictures of Sarah Goldberg’s family, and a group photo of repatriated female Auschwitz survivors ; a testimony written post-war by Sarah Goldberg, documenting her experiences in the concentration camps ; documents regarding the wartime and post-war life of the family of Jacques Goldberg, future husband of Sarah Goldberg, in hiding as the Goffin family, including several fake Belgian IDs ; propaganda leaflets ; three worn yellow stars ; photocopy of a letter sent by Sarah Goldberg and her fiancée Henri Wajnberg after their arrest to Henri’s family ; post-war ID cards and certificates documenting Sarah and Jacques Goldberg's membership of several communist and Jewish resistance networks and survivor associations, including the Independent Front or Front de l’Indépendance ; three post-war paintings depicting Sarah Goldberg ; photos and documents regarding the recognition of priest Laurent Couppé, rescuer of the family of Jacques Goldberg, as Righteous among the Nations by Yad Vashem, and the planting of a tree in his honour ; the obituary of Laurent Couppé in the magazine “Geloof en Leven” ; a pamphlet documenting Jacques and Sarah Goldberg’s life drafted for the inauguration of the street in Brussels named after them in 2013.
Give Them a Face portrait collection. Collection

Give Them a Face portrait collection. Collection

State Archives, Brussels - digitised by Kazerne Dossin
Give Them a Face portrait collection
Deportations, Extermination, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Deportees, Escape, Holocaust survivors, Repatriation, Sondertransporte, Transit camps
This collection contains over 19,650 portraits of Roma, Sinti and Jewish men, women and children from Belgium and the north of France, whom have been deported from the SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks) to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, Ravensbrück, Bergen-Belsen and Vittel between August 1942 and July 1944.
  • ROSENDAHL, Israel Alfred
    Birthdate: 15/12/1905
  • Rosendahl, Israel Alfred
    Birthdate: 1905-12-15
Gabriel Bauden. Collection

Gabriel Bauden. Collection

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Gabriel Bauden. Collection
SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Prewar Jewish life
Deportees, Family life
This collection contains two passport photos of Gabriel Bauden, two photos of Gabriel Bauden and his girlfriend Jenny Imberechts, a letter sent by Gabriel Bauden to Jenny Imberechts while detained at the Dossin barracks in August 1942, a letter to Jenny Imberechts thrown out of Transport III on 15 August 1942 by Gabriel Bauden and a post-war request by Jenny Imberechts to obtain a war pension based on the death of her mother during a bombardment on Antwerp.
Flor Van Laer. Collection

Flor Van Laer. Collection

Flor Van Laer, Private collection, Emblem, Belgium
Flor Van Laer. Collection
SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Prewar Jewish life
Administration, Antisemitism, Family life
This collection contains: postcards sent by family members to David Wajntraub and his wife Sura Gitla alias Sara Broner in Brussels (1937-1942) ; a letter from the Antwerp Ortskommandantur to the mayor of Schoten, confirming the confiscation of buildings by the Abteilung Feind- und Judenvermögen [Division enemy and Jewish capital] (1941) ; postcard sent by Edith Silbiger, Jewish secretary at the Dossin barracks, to her parents Arnold Silbiger and Ernestine Kirschner (30 September 1942) ; parcel request form filled out by Michel Van West and his family while detained at the Dossin barracks (1943) ; parcel request form filled out by Meier Romacki while detained at the Dossin barracks (1943) ; payslip for a cleaning lady working at the Soldatenheim in Mechelen (1944) ; postcard addressed to a Belgian man suspected of collaboration and detained at the Dossin barracks (18 November 1944) ; postcard from Flora Rothschild (born Florsheim) to the Organisation de Regroupement familiale [Organisation for Family Reunification], inquiring about the Paris address of Mr. Apfeldorfer (28 March 1947) ; three envelopes addressed to the Belgian army divisions housed at the Dossin barracks (1948-1949) ; a copy of the precious print “Het IIIe Rijk en de Joden. Eenige Documenten” by Committee for the Defence of the Rights of Jews, Antwerp, 1933.
David Pelc. Collection

David Pelc. Collection

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David Pelc. Collection
Anti-Jewish measures, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Hiding
Administration, Deportees, Hidden adults, Rescuers - Individual, Transit camps, Yellow badge
This collection contains a photo of David Pelc, two yellow stars bought but never worn by David Pelc, two pre-war and three post-war photos of Sonia Hailstone (alias Aimée Cuypers and Sonia Anoutchin), four forms sent by David Pelc and his cousin Jacob Peltz to Sonia's address, and the envelope in which Sonia kept the documents.
Borisewitz family. Collection

Borisewitz family. Collection

Borisewitz family, Private collection, digitised by Kazerne Dossin
Borisewitz family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Anti-Jewish measures, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Resistance, Hiding, Postwar Jewish life, German Occupation
Daily life, Deportees, Economic measures, France, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Industry and commerce, Jewish organisations, Military service, Reconstruction, Refugees, Spoliation
This collection consists of the following files:

KD_00577_0001 : Belgian passport used by Robert Borisewitz for fleeing to Brazil in 1940
KD_00577_0002: documents regarding the military career of pilot Oscar Borisewitz ; correspondence between brothers Oscar and Robert Borisewitz ; documents regarding the death of Oscar Borisewitz in Rabat, Morocco, in July 1942 ; photos of the headstone and aviator monument with Oscar Borisewitz’s name ; documents regarding the repatriation of Oscar’s body to Belgium after the war
KD_00577_0003: the charter granting pilot Oscar Borisewitz the title of chevalier in the Order of Leopold II
KD_00577_0004: telegrams sent in 1942-1944 by the Borisewitz family members in Antwerp, including mother Paulina Bernstein and brother Simon Borisewitz, via the Red Cross to Robert Borisewitz, in Brazil
KD_00577_0005: birth certificate of Simon Borisewitz ; a list of killed Jewish resistance fighters, including Simon Borisewitz, to be added to a new monument in Anderlecht in their honor ; a post-war letter describing the circumstances of the death of Simon Borisewitz in Ebensee
KD_00577_0006: letters written by Anna Horovits, widow of Simon Borisewitz, to her brother-in-law Robert Borisewitz in Brazil in 1945-1946, containing information regarding the deportation of their loved ones and life in Belgium after the war
KD_00577_0007: letters and telegrams from Jack Katz, friend of Simon Borisewitz, in South-Africa to Robert Borisewitz in Brazil regarding the fate of their loved ones in Belgium, 1944-1951
KD_00577_0008: post-war correspondence between Robert Borisewitz and his cousins Olga Jaul and Annette Richter regarding the adoption of his nephews René and Armand Borisewitz, children of Jacques Borisewitz and Hilde Bernhardt ; post-war letters from René and Armand Borisewitz to their uncle Robert Borisewitz ; post-war photos of René and Armand Borisewitz
KD_00577_0009: letters received by Robert Borisewitz from his cousins Olga Jaul and Annette Richter, 1942-1947
KD_00577_0010: two letters from 1940 sent by Oscar Borisewitz to the family of Elfriede Schreiber, future wife of Oscar’s brother Robert Borisewitz
KD_00577_0011: a letter sent by Robert Borisewitz in Brazil to his family in Antwerp in November 1944, but returned to Brazil because the family was no longer living at the given address
KD_00577_0012: post-war documents regarding the spoliation of the hiding place of the Borisewitz family in Hoboken
KD_00577_0013: reactions received by the family of Elfriede Schreiber, fiancée of Robert Borisewitz, in the summer of 1940 after the placement of an ad in local newspapers in an attempt to find information on Robert who served as a soldier during the Battle of Belgium (18 Days’ Campaign)
KD_00577_0014: official documents of Robert Borisewitz regarding his military service, his career as a lawyer in Belgium, his life in Brazil, etc.
KD_00577_0015: documents regarding the marriage of Robert Borisewitz and Elfriede Schreiber in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1941 ; documents regarding their platinum jubilee in 2011
KD_00577_0016: official documents of Mozes Borisewitz and his wife Paulina Bernstein, including their marriage certificate and Mozes’s death certificate from 1924
KD_00577_0017: pre-war, wartime and post-war photos from the extended Borisewitz family, including photos of the sports goods store Bonbony-Sports run by Simon and Jacques Borisewitz, photos of Simon Borisewitz as a gymnast for the Maccabi Antwerp athletics team and photos of the military career and funeral service of Oscar Borisewitz in Morocco ; booklet published in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Maccabi sports club in Antwerp in 1948
KD_00577_0018: documents regarding the adoption of Sylvain Borisewitz, son of Simon Borisewitz and Anna Horovits, by a dentist in the United States ; documents regarding the post-war research by Robert Borisewitz on the fate of his relatives ; a photo of Sylvain Borisewitz as a footballer
KD_00577_0019: letters sent by various Borisewitz family members in Antwerp and by Oscar Borisewitz in Morocco to Robert Borisewitz in Brazil in 1940-1942 describing daily life
KD_00577_0020: letters sent between May and August 1940 by Robert Borisewitz while serving as a soldier in the Belgian army, to his fiancée Elfriede Schreiber
KD_00577_0021: official documents of Elfriede Schreiber, wife of Robert Borisewitz, including her Polish passport
KD_00577_0022: documents regarding Robert Borisewitz’s work in Belgium as a lawyer, including his diploma from the Free University of Brussels and newspaper clippings regarding the cases he pleaded
KD_00577_0023: documents of Paulina Bernstein confiscated upon her internment at the Dossin barracks on 3 April 1944
Awret-Spicker family. Collection

Awret-Spicker family. Collection

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Awret-Spicker family. Collection
SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life
Art, Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Transit camps
This collection consists of:
KD_00356_0001: Original items donated by Irene Spicker-Awret, including a war-time photo of her with friends, five oil paintings created by Irene during her internment at the Dossin barracks, a puppet and a drawing for the opera Carmen, both created by artist Leon (Lon) Landau while he was detained at the Dossin barracks.
KD_00356_0002: Original items donated by Uziel Awret, son of Azriel Awret and Irene Spicker, including Irene’s war-time paint box and Azriel’s series of 37 post-war drawings on the Holocaust.
Aronsfrau-Hollander family. Collection

Aronsfrau-Hollander family. Collection

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Aronsfrau-Hollander family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life, Deportations, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Resistance
Daily life, Deportees, Escape, Family life, Hidden adults, Liberated prisonerrs, Military service, Political prisoners, Reconstruction, Rescuers – Individual, Spoliation
This collection consists of: photos of the Aronsfrau-Hollander family, including photos of siblings Leonore, Norbert and Siegbert Aronsfrau as children and adults, photos of parents Leon Aronsfrau and Eva Hollander, photos taken during family vacations, a photo of Leon Aronsfrau during his military service and a photo of Norbert Aronsfrau with his rescuer Simone Goossens ; documents regarding the Aronsfrau-Hollander family, including Siegbert Aronsfrau’s fake ID, a letter sent to Siegbert Aronsfrau while detained at the Dossin barracks from his rescuer Simone Goossens, a post-war letter from Lucy Van Malderghem containing a postcard sent to her by Leonore Aronsfrau while Leonore was detained at the Dossin barracks, post-war letters from family members in the USA and Latin-America regarding the fate of the Aronsfrau family in Belgium during the war, documents regarding the recognition of Siegbert Aronsfrau as a political prisoner, post-war documents regarding the possible migration of Norbert and Siegbert Aronsfrau to the United States post-war documents from the Ministry of Reconstruction regarding the fate of Eva Hollander ; two pre-war prayer books.
Abram Hofnung. Collection

Abram Hofnung. Collection

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Abram Hofnung. Collection
SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Deportees, Family life, Transit camps
This collection consists of five postcards sent by Abram Hofnung while detained at the Dossin barracks in August 1942 to his wife Bajla Taszman in Brussels.