Give Them a Face portrait collection

Give Them a Face portrait collection

State Archives, Brussels - digitised by Kazerne Dossin
KD_00017_I - 0250 - HERTING Zalke.tif
Deportations, Extermination, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Repatriation, 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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  • HERTING, Zalke
    Birthdate: 26/01/1899
  • Herting, Zalke
    Birthdate: 1899-01-26
Give Them a Face portrait collection

Give Them a Face portrait collection

Donated by researcher - digitised by Kazerne Dossin
KD_00017_I - 0221 - SIMONI Walter.jpg
Deportations, Extermination, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Repatriation, 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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  • SIMONI, Walter
    Birthdate: 9/5/1919
  • Simoni, Walter
    Birthdate: 1919-05-09
Karny-Chamech family. Collection

Karny-Chamech family. Collection

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Karny-Chamech family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, German Occupation, Postwar Jewish life
Allied forces, Deportees, Education, Family life, France, Holocaust survivors, Military service, Refugees
This collection contains: pre-war photos of the Karny-Chamech family from Liège ; a group photo of the Comité de l'Union Sioniste de Liège, 1928 ; pre-war photos of Léa Karny, her future husband Stanislas Gol and her future brother-in-law Samson Ajzenberg while in medical school ; war-time photos of Léa Karny and husband Stanislas Gol in Portugal ; photos of Stanislas Gol, husband of Léa Karny, while serving in the Brigade Piron ; war-time photos of Jean Gol, son of Léa Karny and Stanislas Gol ; post-war photos of meetings of the Brigade Piron ; military documents of Stanislas Gol and Samson Ajzenberg ; documents of Léa Karny, Stanislas Gol, Minna Karny and Samson Ajzenberg regarding their flight to France and Portugal ; documents regarding the wedding of Minna Karny and Samson Ajzenberg in Portugal, June 1942 ; documents regarding Minna Karny and Samson Ajzenberg fleeing to the Belgian Congo
Kagan-Sztern family. Collection

Kagan-Sztern family. Collection

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Kagan-Sztern family. Collection
German Occupation
Building, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Rescuers - Individual
This collection contains seven photos, including several pictures of Tauba (Thérèse) Sztern and her children Fanny and Alain Kagan at their hiding place with the De Winter family in Tremelo.
Jacobs-Stad family. Collection

Jacobs-Stad family. Collection

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Jacobs-Stad family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life
Daily life, Deportees, Holocaust survivors
This collection contains : a photo of several Jacobs family members and family friend Armand Van Praag participating in the bridal party at a wedding ; a photo compilation of the deported Jacobs family members, including Mozes Theeboom, his wife Sara Jacobs and their daughter Keetje Theeboom, Samuel Jacobs, his wife Dora Efira and their son Jacques Jacobs, Joseph Jacobs and Isidore Jacobs.
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.
Hakker-Wach family. Collection

Hakker-Wach family. Collection

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Hakker-Wach family. Collection
Postwar Jewish life, Prewar Jewish life, German Occupation, Hiding, Extermination, Deportations
Art, Building, Commemoration, Daily life, Deportees, Escape, France, Hidden adults, Holocaust survivors, Industry and commerce, Postwar research, Refugees, Religion, Repatriation, Rescuers - Institute, Switzerland
This collection contains four biscuit boxes with prints referring to "Antwerpse handjes", the cookie invented by Joseph Hakker, grandfather of the donor ; seven baking tins used in the Hakker bakery, including a mould to cut "Antwerpse handjes" ; three tablecloths from Phylis Wach's trousseau ; three pieces of table silver owned by Phylis's father Wolf Wach ; documents including adds published by the Hakker bakery, several postcards sent from the Dossin barracks and the Drancy transit camp, and a booklet with notes on the illness of his mother Rachel Simons by Simon Hakker ; photos illustrating pre-war daily life of the Hakker-Simons and Wach-Rosenzweig families, portraits of the extended Hakker-Simons and Wach-Rosenzweig families, photos of the Hakker bakery in Antwerp, of family vacations, of the engagement of Simon Hakker and Phyllis Wach, of post-war holidays and daily life showing donor Joyce Sylvia Hakker and her sister Rachel Hakker.
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
Give Them a Face (France) portrait collection. Collection

Give Them a Face (France) portrait collection. Collection

State Archives, Brussels - digitised by Kazerne Dossin
Give Them a Face (France) portrait collection. Collection
Deportations, Extermination
Deportees, France, Holocaust survivors, Sondertransporte, Transit camps
This collection contains over 4,200 portraits of Jewish men, women and children from Belgium, whom have been deported from the French camps Drancy, Angers, Beaune-la-Rolande, Compiègne, Pithiviers and Lyon, to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Sobibor, Maidanek and Kaunas between March 1942 and August 1944. Among the deportees, four groups can be distinguished : persons that had lived in Belgium and whom had emigrated to France legally before the beginning of the war, persons that fled from Belgium to France in May 1940 or afterwards, children born out of these refugees in France and persons arrested by the Belgian state as "suspects" in May 1940 and deported to the camps in the South of France.
  • ALEXANDROWICZ, Alexander
    Birthdate: 15/06/1902
  • ALEXANDROWICZ, Alexander
    Birthdate: 1902-06-15
Gert (Gerhard) Lilienthal. Collection

Gert (Gerhard) Lilienthal. Collection

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Gert (Gerhard) Lilienthal. Collection
Administration, Allied forces, Art, Daily life, Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Identification measures, Industry and commerce, Refugees, Transit camps
KD_00059_0001 : Judaica concerning Jewish emancipation and the German liberal revolution of 1848 ; remains of the looted collection of Berlin banker dr. Heinz Lilienthal, father of the donor.
KD_00059_0002 : Prewar Lilienthal family documents, including vaccination certificates, birth certificates, marriage certificates, documents related to dr. Heinz Lilienthal’s business, a household inventory and household budget.
KD_00059_0003 : Wartime Lilienthal family documents, including three letters sent from the Dossin barracks by Hilda Kirschstein and Minni Marie Fabian, mother and maternal grandmother of the donor, to the donor and Louise Reiche, paternal grandmother of the donor, in 1943.
KD_00059_0004 : Post-war documents certifying the non-hostile status of Gert Lilienthal as a German citizen, papers stating Gert Lilienthal’s employment with the American army and a copy of the death certificate of dr. Heinz Lilienthal, father of the donor.
KD_00059_0005 : Correspondence from the 1960s regarding attempts made by Gert Lilienthal to obtain Belgian nationality, including a short biography.
KD_00059_0006 : Drawings by Gert Lilienthal, donor.
KD_00059_0007 : Two photocopied newspaper clippings, regarding the German invasion in May 1940 and the liberation of Antwerp in September 1944.
KD_00059_0008 : Pre-war and post-war photos of the Lilienthal family, including pictures taken at "Confiserie Lilly" (Lilly Sweets), the family sweets store at Belgiëlei in Antwerp.
KD_00059_0009 : Two manuscripts, dated 1987 ; one containing war-time correspondence between Lilienthal family members in Belgium and France, and one containing Gert Lilienthal's memoires. The manuscripts were not digitized and are available at the Kazerne Dossin documentation centre.
Flam-Isbutsky family. Thank you card

Flam-Isbutsky family. Thank you card

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Flam-Isbutsky family. Thank you card
Holocaust survivors, Underground press
The card consists of an original photo of Leopold Flam, his wife Julia Isbutsky and their son Plato Flam, in a cardboard envelope, with a handwritten thank you note on the cover.
Fischler-Hollander family. Collection

Fischler-Hollander family. Collection

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Fischler-Hollander family. Collection
German Occupation
Daily life, Deportees, Escape, Family life, Holocaust survivors, Postwar research, Refugees
This collection contains: 177 postcards sent by family members and friends from Antwerp to Abraham Fischler in Portugal in 1940-1941; documents regarding Abraham Fischler’s stay in Portugal and Cuba, including visa; a postcard sent in May 1945 by Abraham Fischler while in Cuba to his parents’ house in Antwerp, unaware of their deportation; post-war correspondence between Abraham Fischler in Cuba and family members and neighbours in Antwerp regarding the fate of Abraham’s parents Mojzesz Fischler and Serka Hollander and his siblings Sonia Laja, Hudes, Beila Ruchla, Munisz and Jozef Fischler; the Cuban foreigner’s passport and the Czechoslovakian passport of Hana Judith Lowy, wife of Abraham Fischler; birth certificates of Abraham Fischler’s siblings and children; certificates of good conduct of Abraham Fischler; documentation about obtaining Belgian nationality for Abraham Fischler and his wife Hana Judith Lowy; correspondence regarding Abraham Fischler’s claim of his family’s pre-war possessions; a booklet with songs and poems in Yiddish; two photos of Abraham Fischler while in Portugal, 1941.
Feldinger family. Collection

Feldinger family. Collection

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Feldinger family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life
Daily life, Deportees, Hidden adults, Holocaust survivors
This collection contains four photos of deported members of the Feldinger family, including a photo of the marriage of Moses Chaim Katz and Golda Dychtwald in 1936.
Feldberg-Konig family. Collection

Feldberg-Konig family. Collection

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Feldberg-Konig family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life
Daily life, Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Repatriation
This collection contains five pre-war and post-war photos of several members of the Feldberg family.
Erlich-Liberman family. Collection

Erlich-Liberman family. Collection

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Erlich-Liberman family. Collection
German Occupation
Daily life, Deportees, Forced labour, France, Holocaust survivors, Judenrat, Postwar research, Yellow badge
This collection contains an audio interview of Anna Erlich-Liberman and 22 photos of : the Liberman-Weinberg family, including their three daughters Bertha, Julia and Rosalia Liberman ; siblings Anna and Rosa Erlich ; Vital Bertrand Lieberman and comrades at the Les Mazures camp in France ; Anna Erlich and her friends at the home of the Jewish Association (AJB or Jewish Council) in Lasne ; pre-war photos of Erlich and Liberman family members whom remained in Poland ; pre-war photo of Fryda Liberman ; post-war photos of Anna Erlich, her husband Vital Bertrand Lieberman and other family members ; group photo of the members of the National Friends Association of Political Prisoners of the Dannes camp.
Elias Stainfeld. Collection

Elias Stainfeld. Collection

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Elias Stainfeld. Collection
German Occupation
Daily life, Deportees, France, Holocaust survivors, Religious life, Yellow badge
This collection contains : three war-time letters from Charlotte Stainfeld to her brother Elias Stainfeld living in France ; documents and three letters with news about acquaintances written by Elias Stainfeld’s (unidentified) friend Blajwajs or Blejwas who was interned at the Le Vernet camp ; a post-war letter sent by survivor Elias Stainfeld from the Monowitz labour camp to the address of his deported sister Charlotte Stainfeld in Antwerp ; three post-war letters delivering the news of his sister and niece’s deportation to Elias Stainfeld ; a letter and a telegram involving Elias Stainfeld’s paternal uncle Adolf Hillel ; four post-war newspaper clippings regarding trials and Belgian rescuers ; post-war documents regarding the status of Elias Stainfeld ; Elias Stainfeld’s kippah, teffilin and prayer camisole, two tallith (prayer shawls) and two small storage bags in velvet ; 67 photographs of Elias Stainfeld’s parents Mordka Stainfeld and Chaja Hillel, his sister Charlotte Stainfeld and her daughter Helene Anne Censer, and their friends the De Haas family.
De Metz family. Collection

De Metz family. Collection

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De Metz family. Collection
Anti-Jewish measures, German Occupation
Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Transit camps, Yellow badge
This collection contains a pre-war photo of the complete De Metz family, a photo of middle son Henri De Metz wearing the yellow badge in 1942 and a request for food and clothes sent by the De Metz family members detained at the Dossin barracks to their son and brother Benjamin De Metz in Antwerp.
Cuba's Forgotten Jewels. Collection

Cuba's Forgotten Jewels. Collection

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Cuba's Forgotten Jewels. Collection
Postwar Jewish life
Commemoration, Holocaust survivors, Postwar research, Refugees
This collection contains: the uncut version of the interview of Marion Finkels-Kreith by Beret Strong, 2013 ; the uncut version of the interview of Felicia Rosshandler by Judy Kreith, 2015 ; the transcript of both interviews ; the published memoires of Felicia Rosshandler ; an interview with Judy Kreith and Robin Truesdale on the film’s creation process conducted by Kazerne Dossin, 2019 ; an administrative file on the organisation of the screening at UGC Antwerp, 27 January 2019 ; a research report on the wartime and post-war migration of Jews from Antwerp by dr. Veerle Vanden Daelen conducted upon request of the Red Star Line museum, 2015.
Brunner-Hollander family. Collection

Brunner-Hollander family. Collection

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Brunner-Hollander family. Collection
Postwar Jewish life, Hiding, Prewar Jewish life, Liberation
Deportees, Escape, Family life, Hidden adults, Holocaust survivors, Industry and commerce, Jewish organisations, Military service, Repatriation, Rescuers - Individual
This collection contains: pre-war photos of Menasche alias Maximilian Brunner, his wife Esther Hollander, their children Dora and Henri Brunner, and the extended Brunner family ; wartime photos of the Brunner family while in hiding at Genval with the Balzat family ; a photo of Menasche alias Maximilian Brunner being reunited with his wife Esther Hollander and their son Henri at the Royal Circus in Brussels in 1945 ; war-time Red Cross membership card and ID card of Rosa Brunner ; advertisement stamp of Pension Brunner located in Heide ; Menasche alias Maximilian Brunner's Hungarian military certificate.
Josef Blitz. Collection

Josef Blitz. Collection

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BLITZ, Joseph. Collection.
Concentration camps, Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Repatriation
This collection contains digitised copies of birth certificates, xerox of documents provided by the Auschwitz State Museum concerning Josef Blitz, certificates of repatriation (with pictures of Josef Blitz) and class pictures taken at Jesode Hatorah in Antwerp.
Birencwaig-Cyngler family. Collection

Birencwaig-Cyngler family. Collection

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Birencwaig-Cyngler family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life
Daily life, Deportees, Holocaust survivors
This collection contains nine pre-war photos of the Birencwaig-Cyngler family : group photos of Abe Birencwaig and Zysla Cyngler with their children, a photo of oldest daughter Esther Birencwaig with fiancee Jean Cyngler and a photo of Abe Birencwaig and his parents.
Berneman-Flam family. Collection

Berneman-Flam family. Collection

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Berneman-Flam family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Deportations, Extermination, Postwar Jewish life
Commemoration, Deportees, Family life, Holocaust survivors, Postwar research, Switzerland
This collection contains pre-war photos of the inhabitants of the town Kozienice, Poland ; post-war photos depicting Pinie Berneman's stay in a Suisse sanatorium in 1946 ; a book on the history of the Jewish community of Kozienice published in 1969 ; additions to the book by Pinie Berneman ; post-war newspaper clippings regarding the war in Poland ; audio-visual testimonies of Pinie Berneman and Chana Flam by the Steven Spielberg Foundation ; audio-visual testimony of Rosie Berneman by Kazerne Dossin.
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.
Anielewicz family. Collection

Anielewicz family. Collection

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Anielewicz family. Collection
Deportations, Anti-Jewish measures
Concentration camps, Deportees, Forced labour, France, Holocaust survivors, Labour camps
This collection consists of two letters sent by Roza Bronsztajn to her husband Hersch alias Harry Anielewicz while he was detained in an Organisation Todt labour camp, and a postcard sent by Israel Ezryl Anielewicz while detained at the Jawischowitz camp to his wife Lea Maschkivitzan.