vzw Het Ondergedoken Kind, Brussel. Collection

vzw Het Ondergedoken Kind, Brussel. Collection

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vzw Het Ondergedoken Kind, Brussel. Collection
Hiding, Postwar Jewish life
Commemoration, Hidden children, Jewish organisations, Postwar research
The archive of vzw Het Ondergedoken Kind - L'Enfant caché asbl consists of: (1) institutional files and series on the creation of the association, on the administrative committee, on the yearly general assembly and on the membership administration, as well as (2) files and series on the organisation of activities. This second section includes both general files and files on activities organised to reach the goals of the association. The archive of vzw Het Ondergedoken Kind - L'Enfant caché asbl also contains several files created by the Amicale des Anciens de Jamoigne, the association of Jewish children hidden at the Château de Jamoigne during the war, on activities organised by the Amicale before the creation of vzw Het Ondergedoken Kind.
Suchowolski-Sluszny family research. Collection

Suchowolski-Sluszny family research. Collection

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Suchowolski-Sluszny family research. Collection
Hiding, Prewar Jewish life
Deportees, Hidden children, Postwar research, Rescuers - Individual
This collection consists of photocopied and original documents and photos including, documents on the Suchowolski and Sluszny families; letters sent by Suzanne Suchowolski to her brother Georges Suchowolski while in hiding; documents on the Suchowolski and Sluszny families photocopied from collections stored at the Archives Service for War Victims, ITS Bad Arolsen and Kazerne Dossin; documents regarding the Draily, Collignon and Jacobs-Van Dijck families, rescuers of Georges Suchowolski and Regina Sluszny, including documents regarding their recognition as Righteous among the Nations.
Springer-Chasman family. Collection

Springer-Chasman family. Collection

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Springer-Chasman family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Anti-Jewish measures, Deportations, Hiding, Resistance, Postwar Jewish life
Armed resistance, Commemoration, Concentration camps, Deportees, Hidden adults, Holocaust survivors, Labour camps, Postwar research, Repatriation, Sondertransporte, Yellow badge
This collection contains: several pre-war Ketubah from the Springer-Chasman extended family ; immigration documents for the Chasman family ; documents regarding parcels sent by Adela Chasman to her future husband Jacques Springer, detained in Auschwitz ; a telegram sent by Nathan (Nico) Engelsman asking when Jacques Springer will join him in Sweden ; post-war documents regarding the health of Jacques Springer, regarding his recognition as a resistance fighter and regarding his war pension ; post-war documents regarding the death of Adela Chasman's sister Helena Chasman ; post-war documents and newspaper clippings regarding Jacques Springer's search for his brother Isidore Springer alias Van Vliet ; copies of municipal deeds such as marriage and birth certificates ; the manuscript "Holocaust and Resistance by the Jews in Belgium" by Maxime Steinberg ; a written testimony by Jacques Springer ; a time line of the Springer family history ; announcements, clippings and chapters relevant for the Springer family history ; pre-war and post-war photos of members of the extended Springer-Chasman family ; a photo of Adela Chasman wearing the yellow star ; photos of Isidore Springer's grave and the monument created in his honor in Israel.
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.
Schmidt-Kolinski family. Collection

Schmidt-Kolinski family. Collection

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SCHMIDT, Armand. Collection.
Hiding, Postwar Jewish life
Hidden children, Rescuers - Institute
Letters and postcards sent by nuns of the Institut Enfant Jésus in Ciney to Rosa Kolinski, the mother of hidden children Armand Schmidt and Rachel Schmidt. Pictures of Armand Schmidt as a hidden child at the Institut Enfant Jésus, photos of the nuns and the monastery, and of Armand Schmidt with family members on vacation after the war.
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.
Pensionnat des Religieuses Servantes de Marie in Erps-Kwerps. Collection

Pensionnat des Religieuses Servantes de Marie in Erps-Kwerps. Collection

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Pensionnat des Religieuses Servantes de Marie in Erps-Kwerps. Collection
Hiding
Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Rescuers – Institute
This collection consists of three photos of pupils of the Pensionnat des Religieuses Servantes de Marie in Erps-Kwerps, including several Jewish girls hidden there (among who Marie, Sara and Louise Goldberg).
Paul Bucholz. Interview

Paul Bucholz. Interview

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Paul Bucholz. Interview
Prewar Jewish life, Hiding
Forced labour, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Labour camps
In this interview Peisach alias Paul Bucholz talks about: his youth in Antwerp, Belgium ; his father's fate working as a forced labourer for Organisation Todt in France ; going into hiding with his mother Basze Laie Bucholz and younger brother Salomon in Silsburg in 1942 ; the separation of his youngest brother Jakob who was placed in hiding in Forest, Brussels ; his uncle Simon Bucholz fleeing to Spain ; the escape attempts of his uncle Aron Bucholz from the Dossin barracks and Transport XX.
Oberman-Dupont family. Collection

Oberman-Dupont family. Collection

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Oberman-Dupont family. Collection
Hiding
Commemoration, Deportees, Hidden children
The collection contains documents, photos, printed press and objects including : several postwar newsletters, newspapers and a book on the Breendonk camp ; false IDs used by the donor's aunt in France and false ID and empty ID of her father Zelman Simon Oberman ; post-war work permits ; prewar Russian passports and visa applications ; letters from Sonia Wisniky in France to her son Zelman Simon Oberman in Brussels and Breendonk and to her husband Ephraim Frans Oberman in Belgium ; letters sent by Ephraim Franz Oberman, paternal grandfather of the donor, from the internment camp in Rekem, Limburg, to his son Zelman Simon Oberman and to the Belgian authorities ; prewar and postwar photos of the Oberman family and of the Breendonk fortress ; the cane of Ephraim Frans Oberman, a bullet found by Zelman Simon Oberman in May 1940, and a uniform badge.
Nathan Goldman and Jenta Niechcicki. Collection

Nathan Goldman and Jenta Niechcicki. Collection

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Nathan Goldman and Jenta Niechcicki. Collection
SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Hiding
Deportees, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Transit camps
Group picture of the children attending school at the catholic institute run by the Sisters of Mercy in Heverlee, where Nathan Goldman was hidden.
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 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.
Maurice Strauch. Diary

Maurice Strauch. Diary

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Maurice Strauch. Diary
Hiding
Hidden adults
This diary consists of 18 notebooks, starting on 26 March 1943 and ending on 25 December 1944, and contains elaborate notes by Maurice Strauch alias Strauss or Straus on life in hiding in Brussels.
Maurice Horoit. Interview

Maurice Horoit. Interview

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Maurice Horoit. Interview
Prewar Jewish life, Anti-Jewish measures, Hiding, Liberation
Antisemitism, Education, Family life, France, Hidden adults, Human trafficking, Religious life, Rescuers – Individual, Switzerland
In this interview Maurice Horoit alias Horowitz talks about: his youth in Antwerp, Belgium ; antisemitism in Antwerp ; his friends at the Tachkemoni school ; fleeing to and hiding in France ; making his way to Switzerland with his brother and surviving there ; the reunion with his parents and their repatriation to Belgium.
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.
Landau-Blitzer family. Collection

Landau-Blitzer family. Collection

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Landau-Blitzer family. Collection
Hiding, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Prewar Jewish life
Arrests, Concentration camps, Deportees, Economic measures, Family life, Forced labour, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Rescuers – Institute
This collection contains an audio testimony of Anna Grunfeld-Landau ; a postcard sent by Anna's brother David Landau from the Monowitz camp to their parents in Belgium in 1944 ; two pre-war work permits of Jacob Landau ; two documents certifying the internment of Jacob Landau and Lea Blitzer at the Dossin barracks ; two magazine articles on hidden children and hiding in Lasne, Belgium ; seven pre-war photos of the Landau siblings, including a class photo taken at the Jesode Hatora school ; a war-time photo of Anna Landau at the Lasne children's home ; a post-war photo of Anna Landau.
Karwasser-Higierowicz family. Collection.

Karwasser-Higierowicz family. Collection.

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KARWASER, Srul and HIGIEROWICZ, Chaja. Collection.
Hiding
Hidden children, Liberated prisoners
This collection contains Srul Karwasser and Chaja Higierowicz's membership cards of "Association des Anciens Detenus de Malines" (Association of former detainees of the Dossin barracks) ; two postwar ID cards with portraits of Srul Karwasser and his wife Chaja Higierowicz ; two pictures of an unidentified child, presumably their daughter Ida Zylvia Karwasser.
Jenny Gutwirth. Interview

Jenny Gutwirth. Interview

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Jenny Gutwirth. Interview
Prewar Jewish life, Hiding
Forced labour, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Labour camps, Refugees, Switzerland
In this interview Jenny Gutwirth talks about: her family fleeing Italy and surviving the war in Switzerland ; the survival story of her husband Emmanuel Neustetel, including the fate of his father Mojzesz Neustetel as a forced labourer in France, going into hiding in Laeken and Emmanuel’s band with his rescuer Frans Verbiest.
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.
Maison de la Miséricorde orphanage, Heverlee. Collection

Maison de la Miséricorde orphanage, Heverlee. Collection

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Heverlee, Maison de la Miséricorde. Collection.
Hiding
Hidden children, Rescuers - Institute
Digitised postcards of indoor and outdoor spaces at the House of Mercy (Maison de la Miséricorde/Huis der Barmhartigheid), an orphanage in Heverlee, where over 70 Jewish children were hidden by catholic nuns during the Second World War.
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.
Goezu-Samuel family. Collection

Goezu-Samuel family. Collection

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Goezu-Samuel family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life, Hiding
Commemoration, Deportees, Family life, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Military service, Rescuers - Individual
This collection consists of:
KD_00126_0001: Documents and photos regarding the Goezu-Samuel family, including pre-war photos of relatives ; the Belgian IDs of Markus Goezu and Charlotte Samuel ; a declaration of nationality for Markus Goezu ; a post-war statement by Arthur Pierre regarding the plundering of the Goezu-Samuel and Kremer-Samuel family home in 1943 ; wartime photos of André Goezu, Hugues alias Guy Goezu and their cousin Rosette Kremer while in hiding in Wuustwezel ; photos of their rescuers Petrus and Johanna Smeulders-Van Dijck and their granddaughter Godelieve Ceuppens ; documents regarding the recognition of the Smeulders-Van Dijck family as Righteous among the Nations ; documents regarding the business of Rosette Kremer’s father Abraham alias Adolf Kremer ; post-war documents regarding the recognition of the Goezu-Samuel family members as war victims ; post-war photos of André Goezu during his military training at the Dossin barracks in 1963.
KD_00126_0002: A series of 128 postcards from the Jewish community in Budapest dated 1913-1936, purchased by André Goezu as Judaica.
Gantman-Fischer family. Collection

Gantman-Fischer family. Collection

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Gantman-Fischer family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Deportations, Hiding
Deportees, Family life, France, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Industry and commerce, Military service, Orthodoxy, Rescuers – Individual
This collection consists of: an invitation and a menu from the wedding of Adolphe Fischer and his bride Irene Fischer, pre-war shares of the Antwerp Diamond Circle, pre-war photos of the Gantman family including a photo of the graduation of Joseph Mendel alias Jos Gantman at the Koninklijk Atheneum in Antwerp, high school diplomas and documents regarding Jos Gantman’s education and his studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Free University of Brussels), pre-war photos of the Fischer family including photos of First World War comrades of Adolphe Fischer and vacation photos taken in the Netherlands and at the Belgian seaside (some of which still in a photo album), the Fischer family’s silver Sabbath cup and Pesach cup, a yellow badge worn by members of the Fischer or Gantman family, a toy birdhouse of hidden child Esther Fischer, an index card from the Wülzburg labour camp regarding internee Jos Gantman, a knife taken from a German soldier by Esther Fischer’s rescuer Jules Dehut, a prayer book used by a Jewish chaplain from the United States Armed Forces and given to Julia alias Juliette Fischer, a post-war medical report on Esther Fischer (married Gantman), post-war correspondence and documents regarding financial compensation for the Fischer family, documents regarding Edith Fischer’s rescuers Jules Dehut and Denise Gossart, a propaganda leaflet containing citations from speeches by Adolf Hitler.
Dora Turksma. Interview

Dora Turksma. Interview

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Dora Turksma. Interview
Prewar Jewish life, Hiding, Postwar Jewish life
Arrests, Collaboration, Conversion to christianity, Family life, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Rescuers - Individual
In this interview Dora Turksma talks about: her childhood in Antwerp ; daily life at Morpheusstraat where she and her mother lived ; moving around during the first years of the war ; denunciations by their neighbours ; going into hiding in a convent in Kontich and in a catholic school in Bruges ; her life after the war.
De Ceulaer-Margulies family. Collection

De Ceulaer-Margulies family. Collection

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De Ceulaer-Margulies family. Collection
Hiding
Daily life, Deportees, Mixed marriage
This collection consists of two photos of the four De Ceulaer-Margulies family members, posing in group in their living room and in the garden.