Vereeniging der Joden in België - Association des Juifs en Belgique. Institut Martin Buber. Collection

Vereeniging der Joden in België - Association des Juifs en Belgique. Institut Martin Buber. Collection

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Vereeniging der Joden in België - Association des Juifs en Belgique. Institut Martin Buber. Collection
Anti-Jewish measures, German Occupation
Jewish organisations, Judenrat
The archives of the Association of Jews in Belgium (AJB), donated to the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance by the Martin Buber Institute, contain almost 3,500 documents which cover over 40 topics, including : copies of German decrees, the statutes and procedures of the AJB, files of the general and local committees (Brussels, Antwerp, Liège and smaller cities), interventions by the AJB with the German authorities, population registration, Jewish schools and children’s homes, the Arbeitseinsatz (forced labour) for Organisation Todt (France), convocations for the SS-Sammellager Mecheln / Dossin barracks (including release or visit requests), correspondence received from camps in the east, Jewish property and economy, elderly and childcare, mixed marriages and research on Arian descent, Jews with special status (Hungarian, Russian and Turkish), social welfare, prisons, the Breendonk camp, Commission for Public Aid, the German-Palestinian exchange, correspondence with organisations or persons abroad, with the Public Safety Office and with Belgian authorities, interventions, the Jewish Placing Service, Red Cross, Winter Aid, financial records, contributions, gifts, Sperrstunden Ausweiss, German documents and post-war documents. The collection also includes the journal of AJB leader Salomon Van den Berg and a report by AJB leader Maurice Benedictus on the situation of Jews in Belgium in 1940-1942.
Vereeniging der Joden in België - Association des Juifs en Belgique. Front de l'Indépendance. Collection

Vereeniging der Joden in België - Association des Juifs en Belgique. Front de l'Indépendance. Collection

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Vereeniging der Joden in België - Association des Juifs en Belgique. Front de l'Indépendance. Collection
Anti-Jewish measures, German Occupation
Jewish organisations, Judenrat
This collection consists of 4,058 documents confiscated by the Front de l’Indépendance (Independent Front) at the offices of the Association of Jews in Belgium (AJB) – “Aide Spéciale Malines” [Special Assistance Mechelen department], after the liberation. The documents can be divided in five sections :
- Correspondence of the AJB : between the leading committee and local committees, between local committees, between the AJB and German or Belgian officials, between the AJB and Suisse, German, French and Dutch organisations, etc.
- Lists : e.g. employees of the AJB, Organisation Todt workers, Jews who received a convocation for forced labour (Arbeitseinsatzbefehl), packages and letters delivered to the Dossin barracks, etc.
- Documents of the subdivisions responsible for education, interventions, “Aide Spéciale Malines”, social welfare, emigration, etc.
- Correspondence and documents regarding the activities of the “Aide Spéciale Malines” department.
- Financial files and accounting : salaries of the Organisation Todt workers, clearings, liquidations, budget, financial gifts, membership fees, etc.
Szpiro family. Collection

Szpiro family. Collection

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Szpiro family. Collection
German Occupation
Daily life, Deportees, Education
This collection contains : 8 photos of Regina Szpiro and her school friend Victoire Ponjaert, taken during school outings or at a swimming pond, and 1 photo of of Regina Szpiro’s deceased mother Golda Awerbuch ; 8 letters from Regina Szpiro, her youngest sister Lea Szpiro and family member Femmy Pels (?) to Victoire Ponjaert, recounting daily life in Brussels.
Spinat-Toledano family. Collection

Spinat-Toledano family. Collection

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Spinat-Toledano family. Collection
Anti-Jewish measures, German Occupation, Hiding, Prewar Jewish life
Building, Daily life, Deportees, Education, Family life, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Jewish organisations, Rescuers - Individual, Yellow badge
This collection contains 34 photos, including : the Spinat children relaxing on the balcony of the family home in Antwerp, the Spinat children playing in the snow and with a dog, the Spinat children posing in the garden of their home in Antwerp, Doris (Dodi) Spinat dressed for a wedding, scenes depicting life at the La-Bas children's home in Aische-en-Refail led by the Association of Jews in Belgium, and a daughter of the Goffinet family which hid Doris Spinat in Péruwelz during the last weeks of the war.
Rajter family. Collection

Rajter family. Collection

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Rajter family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, German Occupation
Deportees, Family life, Jewish organisations
This collection contains photos of the Rajter family, including: passport photos and wedding photos of Estera Rajter and Abram Ciechanow, photos of Estera Rajter and Abram Ciechanow with their son Willy Rajter (Ciechanow), a photo of Willy Rajter (Marks) and his mother Gitla Rajter, and wartime photos of Willy Rajter while housed at the Baron de Castro children’s home led by the Association of Jews in Belgium.
Precious prints. Collection

Precious prints. Collection

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Precious prints. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), German Occupation, Anti-Jewish measures, Resistance, Liberation, Deportations, Extermination, Hiding, Antisemitism
Antisemitism, Armed resistance, Art, Commemoration, Concentration camps, Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Jewish organisations, Nazi apparatus, Perpetrators, Political prisoners, Politics, Propaganda, Religious life, Trials
This collection contains precious prints such as pamphlets, posters, books and other types of publications published before 1950. The topics include pre-war Jewish life, anti-Semitism, ideologies of various political movements, biographies of camp survivors, commemoration of resistance movements, German organisations such as the SS, post-war trials and war crimes. The publications do not only focus on Belgium, but also include publications from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the United States.
Paul Marcel Italie. Collection

Paul Marcel Italie. Collection

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Paul Marcel Italie. Collection
German Occupation
Daily life, Deportees, Orthodoxy
This collection contains four photos of the Italie-Hausdorff family, including two portraits of oldest son Paul Marcel Italie and a photo of Paul Marcel Italie with friends.
Miscellaneous photos collected to create the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance. Collection

Miscellaneous photos collected to create the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance. Collection

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Miscellaneous photos collected to create the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Antisemitism, Sinti and Roma, German Occupation, Anti-Jewish measures, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Deportations, Extermination, Hiding, Resistance, Liberation, Postwar Jewish life
This collection consists of work copies of miscellaneous photos on the Holocaust in general and the Belgian case in particular, stored in dozens of institutes worldwide. The copies were entrusted to the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance in 1994-1996, in order to create its permanent exhibition.
Miscellaneous newspapers and magazines collected to create the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance. Collection

Miscellaneous newspapers and magazines collected to create the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance. Collection

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Miscellaneous newspapers and magazines collected to create the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance. Collection
Antisemitism, German Occupation, Anti-Jewish measures, Deportations, Extermination, Resistance, Liberation
This collection consists of work copies of miscellaneous newspapers, magazines, clandestine press and clippings on the Holocaust in general and the Belgian case in particular, stored in mostly Belgian institutes. The copies were entrusted to the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance in 1994-1996, in order to create its permanent exhibition.
Miscellaneous documents collected to create the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance. Collection

Miscellaneous documents collected to create the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance. Collection

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Miscellaneous documents collected to create the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, German Occupation, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Postwar Jewish life, Hiding
Postwar research
This collection consists of work copies of miscellaneous documents on the Holocaust in general and the Belgian case in particular, stored in dozens of institutes worldwide. The copies were entrusted to the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance in 1994-1996, in order to create its permanent exhibition.
Marion Finkels-Kreith. Collection

Marion Finkels-Kreith. Collection

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Marion Finkels-Kreith. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, German Occupation, Postwar Jewish life
antisemitism, arrests, daily life, education, escape, France, Human trafficking, Migration, Refugees, Transit camps
This collection consists of: the little suitcase Marion carried her books in when going to Jewish school in Hamburg ; three pages from Marion's photo album from Cuba ; five war-time photos of Marion Finkels in Havana, Cuba ; two excerpts from Marion's diary ; an interview with Judy Kreith regarding the story of her mother Marion Finkels-Kreith ; a post-war photo of Marion and the suitcase she took with her to Cuba ; a post-war photo of Judy Kreith with Michel Fischler, son of Marion's friend from Cuba Bram Fischler ; "The Quiz Box", a story written by Marion Finkels post-war regarding her life in Belgium in 1938-1941.
Looft (Louft) family. Collection

Looft (Louft) family. Collection

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Looft (Louft) family. Collection
Extermination, German Occupation, Postwar Jewish life, Prewar Jewish life, Hiding
Allied forces, Commemoration, Daily life, Deportees, Education, Family life, Hidden children, Human trafficking, Military service, Mixed marriages, Perpetrators, Political prisoners, Trials
This collection contains pre-war passport photos from Looft (Louft) family members, including Marcus Looft, his brother Mozes Louft, his sister Betsy Louft and their mother Braine Bolda; pre-war holiday photos; a pre-war school picture including Marcus Looft; wedding photos of Marcus’s best friend Maurice (unidentified); a wedding photo of Betsy Louft and Maurice Poznanski; post-war family pictures of Marcus Looft with his wife Constance Van Beek and their daughter Liliane; post-war family photos of hidden child Mina Poznanski (alias Louft, adopted Bols); a photo of Mozes Louft’s tombstone; a newspaper article about the trial against Breendonk camp commander Philipp Schmitt, mentioning the murder of Mozes Louft (Luft) at the camp.
Liliane Steinfeld. Collection

Liliane Steinfeld. Collection

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Liliane Steinfeld. Collection
German Occupation
Allied forces, Art, Deportees
This collection contains : several documents regarding members of the Steinfeld/Stainfeld family during the war, two photos of deported Steinfeld family members, a Gestapo pin and a scrapbook containing a collection of wartime cartoons published in British and American newspapers, gathered by Liliane Steinfeld.
Kranz-platten (photos on cardboard) of Adolf Hitler and party rallies. Collection

Kranz-platten (photos on cardboard) of Adolf Hitler and party rallies. Collection

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Kranz-platten (photos on cardboard) of Adolf Hitler and party rallies. Collection
German Occupation
Nazi apparatus
5 Kranz-platten (photos printed on wood) depicting Adolf Hitler during party conventions and conferences in the company of elite NSDAP-members. Included is also a metal plaque which was attached to the original frames, indicating the name of the company that took/framed the photos.
Kesselman-Stern family. Collection

Kesselman-Stern family. Collection

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Kesselman-Stern family. Collection
German Occupation, Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life
Daily life, Deportees, Family life, Holocaust survivors
This collection contains photos and documents including pre-war pictures of Abraham Kesselman’s first wife Liba Teitelbaum, pre-war photos of Liba’s (unidentified) relatives and friends, pre-war photos of the Stern sisters, pre-war photos of Cipa Laja (Lea) Sztern’s children Henri and Diane Rozen, post-war photos of Eva Stern and Abraham Kesselman, Rachel Stern’s pre-war subscriptions and post-war British registration card, post-war cards from Harry Ekstein to his cousins Rachel and Sara Stern, the judicial document denying Abraham Kesselman the title of political prisoner, an RSVP to Sara Stern’s marriage, a leaflet regarding dual nationality, a handwritten card from Henri Rozen from 1940, a telegram from Cipa Laja (Lea) Sztern to her sisters in London from 1941, a post-war declaration regarding the position of Abraham Kesselman with the Antwerpsch Comité ter Verdediging van de Joodsche Belangen [Antwerp Committee for the Defence of Jewish Assets].
Rajter family

Rajter family

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German Occupation
Jewish organisations
A group photo of toddlers and their caretakers playing in a garden, taken at the home run by the Association of Jews in Belgium at Rue Baron de Castro in Etterbeek, Brussels. Most of the children were placed there after their parents had been arrested. All of the children housed at the home survived the war.
Rajter family

Rajter family

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German Occupation
Jewish organisations
A group photo of toddlers and their caretakers playing in a garden, taken at the home run by the Association of Jews in Belgium at Rue Baron de Castro in Etterbeek, Brussels. Most of the children were placed there after their parents had been arrested. All of the children housed at the home survived the war.
Rajter family

Rajter family

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German Occupation
Jewish organisations
A group photo of toddlers, taken at the home run by the Association of Jews in Belgium at Rue Baron de Castro in Etterbeek, Brussels. Most of the children were placed there after their parents had been arrested. All of the children housed at the home survived the war.

Identified (left to right): Paulette Buchholc, Sylvain Borisewitz, Jeannette Schindelheim, Arthur Langerman, unidentified child, Salomon Wassner, Edith Richter and Willy Rajter (Marks).
Rajter family

Rajter family

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KD_00510_000009.tif
German Occupation
Jewish organisations
A photo of Willy Rajter (Marks) as a toddler, taken at the home run by the Association of Jews in Belgium at Rue Baron de Castro in Etterbeek, Brussels. Willy was placed at the home after the arrest of his siblings and their mother Gitla Rajter. Willy survived the war living at the home.
Rajter family

Rajter family

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KD_00510_000008.tif
German Occupation
Deportees, Family life
Family photo of Gitla Rajter, posing with her son Willy Rajter (Marks).

Gitla Rajter survived deportation from the Dossin barracks via Transport XXV and was repatriated to Belgium in June 1945. Willy Rajter survived the war living in a home run by the Association of Jews in Belgium located at Rue Baron de Castro in Etterbeek, Brussels.
Rajter family

Rajter family

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KD_00510_000007.tif
German Occupation
Deportees, Family life
Family photo of Estera Rajter, posing with her son Willy Ciechanow. Both were killed after deportation from the Dossin barracks to Auschwitz-Birkenau via Transport XIX.
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
Kanner-Schnitzer family. Collection

Kanner-Schnitzer family. Collection

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Kanner-Schnitzer family. Collection
German Occupation, Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life
Civil resistance, Daily life, Deportees, Family life, Hidden children, Human trafficking, Rescuers – Individual, Switzerland
This collection consists of a newspaper article regarding rescue work by Betty Jakobovits or Jakubowicz, and twelve photos of Schnitzer family members, including vacation photos, passport photos and studio portraits.
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.
Johannes Frank. Collection

Johannes Frank. Collection

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Johannes Frank. Collection
German occupation, SS-Sammellager Dossin
Belgium, Germany, Perpetrators, Transit camps, Trials
The collection contains pages from the Frank family photo album ; pictures of the Frank family showing family life before, during and after the war ; pictures of Johannes Frank, Dossin barracks camp commander, in SS uniform, in Belgium and France ; pictures of Johannes Frank as a policeman ; newspaper articles regarding the Holocaust commemoration work done by Achim Frank.