Tolkowsky family. Collection

Tolkowsky family. Collection

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Tolkowsky family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Resistance, Postwar Jewish life
Armed resistance, Art, Daily life, Deportees, Economic measures, Family life, France, Identification measures, Industry and commerce, Jewish organisations, Military service, Spoliation
This collection consists of 13 files :
KD_00045_0001: Miscellaneous photographs of the Tolkowsky family from Antwerp, including Charles Tolkowsky as an officer in the Belgian Army during the First World War, André Tolkowsky, son of Charles Tolkowsky, member of the Belgian resistance during the Second World War, Alexander de Vries and his wife Denise Tolkowsky, photos of vacation colony villa Altol, pictures taken during holidays at the Belgian coast and at the Francorchamps race track.
KD_00045_0002: Documents concerning Denise Tolkowsky and Alexander de Vries, including poems, drawings, school reports, letters from Denise’s siblings and documents sent by the Feldkommandantur
KD_00045_0003: Documents concerning Charles Tolkowsky and Ginette Sevi and their sons André and Jacques, including documents regarding Charles’ military career and spoliation.
KD_00045_0004: Documents concerning Samuel Tolkowsky and Anna Kennes, parents of Denise Tolkowsky, including letters from family members.
KD_00045_0005: Documents concerning a trip to Congo of Alice Tolkowsky and Nicolas Boruchovitz. Maps, a menu from the ship, a concert program from the ship, a passenger list (1937).
KD00045_0006: Letters from Palestine/Israel sent by Samuel Tolkowsky (nephew of Samuel Tolkowsky, father of Denise Tolkowsky) to Ginette Sevi (1945-1950).
KD00045_0007: Letters from Alfred (?) addressed to Georges, comte de Charny (Avenue Marie Antoinette 42, Paris)
KD00045_0008: Postcards sent by the Tolkowsky family to the Netherlands (1917)
KD00045_0009 : Catalogue ‘L’Union Artistique des jeunes’ (1889).
KD00045_0010: Writing paper and envelope with the Tolkowsky logo.
KD00045_0011: Hand drawn map of France and England indicating the evolution of the military front (not digitised)
KD00045_0012: Items belonging to musician Alexander De Vries (glasses, bullet cases, fabrics, yellow star torn from clothing).
KD00045_0013: Recordings of TV interviews and films (not digitised)
Steiner-Kunstler family. Collection

Steiner-Kunstler family. Collection

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Steiner-Kunstler family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life
Art, Daily life, Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Industry and commerce, Migration, Mixed marriages
This collection contains 13 photos of the Steiner-Kunstler family, including a picture taken during a vacation at the beach, a wedding photo of Kornelia (Nelly) Steiner, a photo of the employees of a carpenter's workshop in Hungary, a photo of the Hungarian violinist "Tibi", and several studio portraits of the Steiner children and grandchildren.
Sephiha-Eskenazi family. Collection

Sephiha-Eskenazi family. Collection

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Sephiha-Eskenazi family. Collection
Art, Concentration camps, Holocaust survivors, Repatriation, Sondertransporte
Testimony of Germaine Sephiha on the role played by the Turkish government and the Turkish consul regarding the persecution of the Jews in Belgium, and on the exchange of Turkish detainees at Ravensbrück for German prisoners of war ; two booklets containing wartime and postwar song lyrics and poems related to the Second World War and life in concentration camps ; two postwar Turkish passports of Esther Eskenazi ; the marriage booklet of Nessim David Sephiha and Esther Eskenazi, signed in Levallois-Perret in 1914 ; two postwar political prisoner IDs of Esther Eskenazi ; sheet music of the song "Allez-vous en !..." ; wartime letters sent by Georges Haim, friend of the Sephiha family to mister De Bodt at the Turkish consulate in Brussels, requesting an intervention at the Dossin barracks on behalf of the Sephiha family ; wartime and postwar administrative documents of the Sephiha family.
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.
Nat Neujean. Collection.

Nat Neujean. Collection.

Nat Neujean, in case of reproduction of works of art
NEUJEAN, Nat. Collection.
Prewar Jewish life
Art, Daily life, Hidden adults
Pictures of the artist Nat Neujean while sculpting ; some of Nat Neujean's early works of art (statues and bronze sculptures); pictures of family members and friends of Nat Neujean, some of whom were members of the armed resistance.
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.
Leonid Edelstein. Collection

Leonid Edelstein. Collection

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Leonid Edelstein. Collection
Prewar Jewish life
Art, Daily life, Deportees
This collection contains : seven photos of Leonid Edelstein, including two on the beach and two while performing as a musician ; a thank you note by Leonid Edelstein to Pierre André.
Keck family. Collection

Keck family. Collection

Carmen Spitta, Germany
Keck family. Collection
Sinti and Roma
Art, Deportees, Religious life
This collection contains five photos of members of the Sinti family Keck, including portraits of Rudolf Keck and Reseda Keck, a photo of three musicians from the Keck and Elster families, and the communion of Antoinette (?) and Reseda Keck.
Isbert Adam and Martin Bendheim. Collection

Isbert Adam and Martin Bendheim. Collection

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Isbert Adam and Martin Bendheim. Collection
Anti-Jewish Economic measures, Art, Industry and commerce
This collection contains a notarial deed from Danzig, regarding a power of attorney attributed to the Aronsohn and Barnass families ; financial deeds regarding shipping company "Havana importer S.A." and the debt suffered by associate Martin Bendheim ; a list summing up the content of a business or a house, probably the abolished office of "Havana Importer S.A." branch led by Martin Bendheim ; a Dutch death certificate of Martha Sara Barschall, mother of Isbert Adam ; correspondence and forms regarding the shipping of several valuable paintings among which a canvas by Pieter-Paul Rubens ; the registration form of the "Havana Importer S.A." trading business ; two insurance policies regarding goods imported by "Havana Importer S.A." and stored by moving company Arthur Pierre in Antwerp ; a delegation of power given by Isbert Adam to his business associates Martin Bendheim and Henri Van Immerzeel.
Henri Dewindt. Collection

Henri Dewindt. Collection

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Henri Dewindt. Collection
Resistance
Armed resistance, Art, Commemoration, Political prisoners
This collection consists of: a post-war photo of resistance fighter and political prisoner Henri Dewindt, 15 medals received by Henri Dewindt post-war, three political prisoner bracelets worn by Henri Dewindt during post-war manifestations, a gold pin created by Dominique Labordery for the association of former political prisoners in Mechelen, a photo of the combined pins, and a newspaper clipping from Het Laatste Nieuws regarding a New Year’s reception for former political prisoners in 1987.
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.
Haber-Margulier family. Collection

Haber-Margulier family. Collection

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Haber-Margulier family. Collection
German Occupation
Art, Daily life, France, Migration, Military service, Refugees, Religious life
The photos in this collection depict the following : Israel (Isy) Haber's Bar Mitzvah ; the Haber-Margulier family as refugees in Nice, 1942 ; Zallel Haber in his army uniform as a soldier during World War I ; Sender Haber, cousin of Zallel Haber, as a liaison officer during World War I ; pre-war photos of Israel (Isy) and Dora (Dolly) Haber ; Dora (Dolly) Haber as a dancer ; the Haber and Margulier grandparents.
The collection also contains two fragile precious prints that were not digitized, but which are accessible at the Kazerne Dossin documentation centre : "Auto-Emanzipation" (preface by Ahad Ha Am, Zionist brochure) and "La marque de l'homme" (by Claude Morgan).
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.
Frieda Beirnaert. Collection

Frieda Beirnaert. Collection

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Frieda Beirnaert. Collection
Art, Deportees
This collection contains : digitised copies of two pages from the poetry album of Frieda Beirnaert with drawings created by her Jewish school mates Rosa Seewald and Miriam (Maria) Hauser ; a digitised copy of a page from the poetry album of Frieda Beirnaert with autographs of several British soldiers which signed the album after the Liberation ; a table cloth given by a Jewish family to Frieda Beirnaert’s aunt for safekeeping during the war ; a post-war newspaper clipping regarding the city of Antwerp and the persecution of its Jewish population.
Chemd-Baum family. Collection

Chemd-Baum family. Collection

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Chemd-Baum family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life
Art, Deportees, Sports
This collection contains six photos and two documents of Maurice Baum, of violonist Isaac Salomon Chamd and of the Chemd-Baum family.
Series of drawings

Series of drawings "Life at the Dossin barracks". Collection

NS-Dokumentationszentrum der Stadt Köln (EL-DE-Haus, Cologne)
BEKEFI, Gyorgy. Series of drawings from the Dossin barracks.
Art, Daily life
This collection contains, in colour and black-and-white, six sketches, one painting and 11 ‘educational’ caricature drawings informing the Jewish staff at the Dossin barracks about daily life and procedures at the camp. This art was created by the Jewish artist inmates of the 'Malerstube' (painters workshop), among whom Gyorgy Bekeffi, Irene Spicker-Awret, August (Alexandre) Polak and Kopel Simelovitz.
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.
Artist painter Etienne Steel. Photo

Artist painter Etienne Steel. Photo

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Artist painter Etienne Steel. Photo
Prewar Jewish life
Art, Deportees, Hidden adults
Photo of a portrait of Simon Van Daelen by painter Etienne Steel. The back contains notes on Simon Van Daelen, added in February 2018 by Bob Steel, son of Etienne Steel.