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.
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
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.
Fishel-Black family. Collection

Fishel-Black family. Collection

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Fishel-Black family. Collection
German Occupation, Liberation
Allied forces, Daily life, Deportees, Propaganda, Sports, Yellow badge
This collection consists of: digitised copies of 9 letters sent by Mendel Fishel, Emily Black and their youngest son Leon Fishel in Antwerp to their oldest sons Maurice Bernard and Leonard Fishel in a civil internment camp, including one dated on the day Mendel and Emily reported at the Dossin barracks ; a family portrait of Mendel Fishel and Emily Black, with youngest son Leon ; portraits of Mendel Fishel and Leon Fishel ; Leon Fishel in the Maccabi football team outfit ; Leon Fishel and his soccer team of Maccabi Antwerp ; Leon Fishel wearing the yellow star ; a series of propaganda photos taken at the civil internment camps or Internierungslager at Tost (Ilag VIII) and Kreuzburg (Ilag VIII/Z) ; a photo album received by Leonard (Len) Fishel after the war from the Young Men's Christian Association or YMCA illustrating the YMCA's mission to several civil internment camps including those in Tost and Kreuzburg where Leonard was held.
Dierickx-Tallieu family. Collection

Dierickx-Tallieu family. Collection

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Dierickx-Tallieu family. Collection
Resistance
Allied forces, Civil resistance, Human trafficking, Rescuers – Network
This collection contains a photo of Paula Tallieu, a biography of Paula Tallieu by her son Michel Dierickx and two post-war certificates granted by Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder and by General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower to Paula Tallieu for her aid to allied airmen during the Second World War.
Betti Blaugrund. Collection

Betti Blaugrund. Collection

Betti Blaugrund, Private collection, Belgium
Betti Blaugrund. Collection
German Occupation, Hiding, Postwar Jewish life, Prewar Jewish life, Liberation
Allied forces, Commemoration, Daily life, Deportees, Family life, France, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Industry and commerce, Migration, Mixed marriages, Postwar research, Reconstruction, Refugees, Religious life, Repatriation, Rescuers - Individual, Sports
This collection contains : a children's desk and chair used by Aline and Jacques Klajn before their deportation in October 1942 ; clogs carved for Betti Blaugrund by Louis Ceulemans while she was in hiding at the Ceulemans-Gryson farm in Aarschot ; a pre-war suitcase used by Betti Blaugrund’s family to store photos ; photos of the extended Blaugrund-Berlinski family, including photos of the Klajn-Berlinski family, the Berlinski-Frenkiel family and the Guzy-Berlinski family ; pre-war photos of family vacations at the Belgian coast ; wartime photos of Betti Blaugrund with Louis and Odile Ceulemans-Gryson who hid her at their farm in Aarschot ; post-war photos of Betti Blaugrund with her rescuers ; documents regarding Betti Blaugrund’s rescuers Louis and Odile Ceulemans-Gryson.
Albert and Robert Gomperts. Letter

Albert and Robert Gomperts. Letter

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Albert and Robert Gomperts. Letter
Allied forces, Military service, Refugees
Letter sent by brothers Albert and Robert (Bob) Gompers to their uncle and aunt Jules and Jet Boas in Canada after the brothers had been able to flee from Belgium to Great-Britain during the German invasion. The letter contains information regarding family members left behind in Belgium and the Netherlands during the first weeks of May 1940.