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.
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.
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.
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 Stern 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 in Scheut, and post-war documents of the Fédération Nationale des Anciens Combattants et Résistants Juifs de Belgique.