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.
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.
Samoszul family. Collection

Samoszul family. Collection

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Samoszul family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life
Building, Commemoration, Deportees, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Jewish organisations
This collection contains eight photos including two portraits of the deported Gabrielle Samoszul, five photos of post-war commemorations at the he former SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks) and one photo of a celebration by members of the Union des Déportés Juifs et Ayants Droit de Belgique [Belgian Association of Jewish Deportees and their Proprietors].
Research by Marc Michiels on Transport XX. Collection

Research by Marc Michiels on Transport XX. Collection

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Research by Marc Michiels on Transport XX. Collection
Postwar Jewish life
Commemoration, Postwar research
This collection consists of two intertwined sections : (1) documents and photos regarding the annual commemoration of the attack against Transport XX in Boortmeerbeek, including the ceremonial administration and delivered speeches ; (2) research materials – largely copies of documents, testimonies and research articles – collected by Marc Michiels in preparation for his book on Transport XX.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
In memoriam - Kurt Lowenstein. Item

In memoriam - Kurt Lowenstein. Item

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In memoriam - Kurt Lowenstein. Item
Commemoration, Politics
The item in this collection is an In Memoriam dedicated to the memory of dr. Kurt Lowenstein (1885-1939), a German socialist politician and a founder of the Socialist Youth of Germany - Red Falcons (Rote Falke).
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.
Handkerchief of Sarah Goldberg. Item

Handkerchief of Sarah Goldberg. Item

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Handkerchief of Sarah Goldberg. Item
Liberation
Commemoration, Concentration camps, Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Political prisoners, Reconstruction
This silk handkerchief shows the following embroidery: a forearm with the number 51825 and small triangle, the words "Auschwitz! Buchenwald! Belsen! N'oublions jamais…" and a red decorative border. On the back, in pencil, the words "Un jour à Laurenskirche" appear.
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.
Goldberg-Goldberg family. Collection

Goldberg-Goldberg family. Collection

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Goldberg-Goldberg family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, German Occupation, Anti-Jewish measures, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Hiding, Resistance, Postwar Jewish life
Armed resistance, Art, Commemoration, Daily life, Deportees, Family life, Hidden adults, Holocaust survivors, Identification measures, Rescuers – Individual, Yellow badge
This collection contains: pre-war and wartime pictures of Sarah Goldberg’s family, and a group photo of repatriated female Auschwitz survivors ; a testimony written post-war by Sarah Goldberg, documenting her experiences in the concentration camps ; documents regarding the wartime and post-war life of the family of Jacques Goldberg, future husband of Sarah Goldberg, in hiding as the Goffin family, including several fake Belgian IDs ; propaganda leaflets ; three worn yellow stars ; photocopy of a letter sent by Sarah Goldberg and her fiancée Henri Wajnberg after their arrest to Henri’s family ; post-war ID cards and certificates documenting Sarah and Jacques Goldberg's membership of several communist and Jewish resistance networks and survivor associations, including the Independent Front or Front de l’Indépendance ; three post-war paintings depicting Sarah Goldberg ; photos and documents regarding the recognition of priest Laurent Couppé, rescuer of the family of Jacques Goldberg, as Righteous among the Nations by Yad Vashem, and the planting of a tree in his honour ; the obituary of Laurent Couppé in the magazine “Geloof en Leven” ; a pamphlet documenting Jacques and Sarah Goldberg’s life drafted for the inauguration of the street in Brussels named after them in 2013.
Goffaux-Indekeu family. Collection

Goffaux-Indekeu family. Collection

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Goffaux-Indekeu family. Collection
Hiding, Resistance
Armed resistance, Civil resistance, Commemoration, Forced labour, France, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Human trafficking, Rescuers - Individual
This collections consists of: two lists containing the names of Jewish and non-Jewish persons rescued by Florent Goffaux and Hélène Indekeu ; declarations regarding the rescue of André Paradis, Antoine Gosselin, Heinz Basch and Henri Drouin (with photos) ; a declaration regarding the death of Jean Lekime ; a statement signed by Salomon Muller ; an honorary certificate issued by the Union des Anciens Détenus et Rescapés de la Caserne Dossin de Malines to Florent Goffaux, and a note regarding Hélène Indekeu’s certificate ; two medals given to Florent Goffaux and Hélène Indekeu by the Union des Anciens Détenus et Rescapés de la Caserne Dossin de Malines ; four documents regarding the 1980 ceremony organised by the Comité d’Hommage des Juifs de Belgique à leurs Héros et Sauveurs.
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.
Finkielsztejn-Finkielsztejn family. Collection

Finkielsztejn-Finkielsztejn family. Collection

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Finkielsztejn-Finkielsztejn family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life, Resistance
Armed resistance, Art, Commemoration, Deportees, Education, Holocaust survivors, Jewish organisations, Political prisoners, Reconstruction, Repatriation
This collection contains: pre-war photos of Lajzer Finkielsztejn, his brother Mayer and their friends as members of the socialist Zionist youth movement Dror ; post-war photos of Lajzer Finkielsztejn’s comrades from the Partisans Armés, the Belgian Army of Partisans ; post-war photos of Lajzer Finkielsztejn at medal ceremonies and commemorations ; Lajzer Finkielsztejn’s membership card of the Belgian Army of Partisans, his Carte des états de services de guerre du combatant, 1940-1945, and his political prisoner’s ID.
Figowitz-Hoch family. Collection

Figowitz-Hoch family. Collection

Carole Kaufman, Private collection, United States of America
Figowitz-Hoch family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life
Commemoration, Daily life, Deportees, Family life, Holocaust survivors, Religious life
This collection contains sixteen photos of the extended Figowitz-Hoch family, including photos of Hermann Figowitz and his wife Etta Hoch as well as their children Anna, Ignaz and Manfred ; photos of Ignaz Figowitz alias Glen Ferell with his family after the war ; a letter from an unidentified family member, probably Regina Figowitz-Pinchewski, the mother of Hermann Figowitz.
Elisabeth Kanis. Collection

Elisabeth Kanis. Collection

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Elisabeth Kanis. Collection
Civil resistance, Commemoration
This collection contains the false ID of Elisabeth Kanis, her post-war civil resistance ID and six documents regarding medals and titles awarded to Elisabeth Kanis post-war.
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.
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.
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.
Alexandre Gourary. Collection

Alexandre Gourary. Collection

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Alexandre Gourary. Collection
Liberation
Armed resistance, Commemoration, Concentration camps, Forced labour, Military service, Rescuers – Individual, Underground press
This collection contains three issues of « La Voix Internationale de la Résistance » ; two photos of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen ; seven photos of tombstones of Jewish resistance fighters who were killed in action or executed and were buried at the Tir National (National shooting range) in Brussels ; 74 photos and photonegatives depicting the armed Mouvement national belge (MNB) liberating Antwerp, protecting the harbour and undertaking military exercises ; a Sten machine gun and a hand grenade used by Alexandre Gourary while guarding the port of Antwerp ; a jacket worn by Alexandre Gourary as a member of the MNB ; twenty-seven documents including several post-war membership cards of the MNB, certificates proving Alexandre Gourary’s involvement in underground press, post-war correspondence between major Wilhelm von Hahn on the one hand and Elisabeth Trainin and Arthur Kohn on the other discussing Von Hahn’s anti-Nazi actions, Alexandre Gourary’s work permit for the retirement home Scheut in Anderlecht, and post-war documents of the Fédération Nationale des Anciens Combattants et Résistants Juifs de Belgique.