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)
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.
Sauveur Eskenazi. Interview

Sauveur Eskenazi. Interview

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Sauveur Eskenazi. Interview
Prewar Jewish life, Deportations, Liberation, Postwar Jewish life
Arrests, Concentration camps, Deportees, Family life, Forced labour, France, Holocaust survivors, Labour camps, Reconstruction, Repatriation, Transit camps
In this interview Sauveur Eskenazi talks about: his youth in Marseille, France ; his family's arrest and their internment in the camps Royallieu near Compiègne and Drancy near Paris ; their deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau ; his life as a forced labourer in Auschwitz, Warsaw and Dachau ; his liberation in Plzeň (Pilsen) by the Soviet army and his repatriation to France ; his post-war family life in Belgium.
Rajter family. Collection

Rajter family. Collection

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Rajter family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, German Occupation
Deportees, Family life, Jewish organisations
This collection contains photos of the Rajter family, including: passport photos and wedding photos of Estera Rajter and Abram Ciechanow, photos of Estera Rajter and Abram Ciechanow with their son Willy Rajter (Ciechanow), a photo of Willy Rajter (Marks) and his mother Gitla Rajter, and wartime photos of Willy Rajter while housed at the Baron de Castro children’s home led by the Association of Jews in Belgium.
Paul Morgenstein. Collection

Paul Morgenstein. Collection

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Paul Morgenstein. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life, German Occupation
Cuba, Escape, Family life, Holocaust survivors, Refugees
This collection consists of a pre-war and two post-war photos of Paul Morgenstein as well as his audiovisual testimony. In this interview Paul Morgenstein talks about: his pre-war life in Antwerp, Belgium ; the family fleeing to De Panne, Dunkirk and Calais in 1940 ; Paul's journey to the United Kingdom and his life during the bombardments in 1940-1942 ; his journey to Canada and later on to Cuba in 1942 ; his life in Cuba as a member of the diamond industry and the Jewish Antwerpian enclave in Havana in 1942-1947 ; his migration to New York, United States, in 1947.
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.
Lewkowicz family. Collection

Lewkowicz family. Collection

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Lewkowicz family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Anti-Jewish measures
Daily life, Deportees, Family life, Identification measures, Migration
This collection contains: the IDs of siblings Jakob Lewkowicz and Perla Lewkowicz; six photos of the Lewkowicz family including photos of the Lewkowicz family at the time of their migration to Belgium, photos of youngest daughter Rosine Regine Lewkowicz and photos of the Lewkowicz children with friends.
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.
Kesselman-Stern family. Collection

Kesselman-Stern family. Collection

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Kesselman-Stern family. Collection
German Occupation, Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life
Daily life, Deportees, Family life, Holocaust survivors
This collection contains photos and documents including pre-war pictures of Abraham Kesselman’s first wife Liba Teitelbaum, pre-war photos of Liba’s (unidentified) relatives and friends, pre-war photos of the Stern sisters, pre-war photos of Cipa Laja (Lea) Sztern’s children Henri and Diane Rozen, post-war photos of Eva Stern and Abraham Kesselman, Rachel Stern’s pre-war subscriptions and post-war British registration card, post-war cards from Harry Ekstein to his cousins Rachel and Sara Stern, the judicial document denying Abraham Kesselman the title of political prisoner, an RSVP to Sara Stern’s marriage, a leaflet regarding dual nationality, a handwritten card from Henri Rozen from 1940, a telegram from Cipa Laja (Lea) Sztern to her sisters in London from 1941, a post-war declaration regarding the position of Abraham Kesselman with the Antwerpsch Comité ter Verdediging van de Joodsche Belangen [Antwerp Committee for the Defence of Jewish Assets].
Rajter family

Rajter family

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KD_00510_000008.tif
German Occupation
Deportees, Family life
Family photo of Gitla Rajter, posing with her son Willy Rajter (Marks).

Gitla Rajter survived deportation from the Dossin barracks via Transport XXV and was repatriated to Belgium in June 1945. Willy Rajter survived the war living in a home run by the Association of Jews in Belgium located at Rue Baron de Castro in Etterbeek, Brussels.
Rajter family

Rajter family

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KD_00510_000007.tif
German Occupation
Deportees, Family life
Family photo of Estera Rajter, posing with her son Willy Ciechanow. Both were killed after deportation from the Dossin barracks to Auschwitz-Birkenau via Transport XIX.
Rajter family

Rajter family

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KD_00510_000006.tif
Prewar Jewish life
Deportees, Family life
Family photo of Estera Rajter and Abram Ciechanow, posing with their baby Willy Ciechanow. None of the family members survived deportation from the Dossin barracks to Auschwitz-Birkenau via Transport XIX.
Rajter family

Rajter family

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KD_00510_000005.tif
Prewar Jewish life
Deportees, Family life
Family group photo taken during the wedding reception of Estera Rajter and Abram Ciechanow (centre).
Also identified:
The boy in the middle of the front row is Arthur Wajsman, son of Hersz Wajsman and Ruchla Rajter.
The woman sitting left of the bride is Rachel Ciechanow, sister of the groom.
Between Rachel Ciechanow and Estera Rajter stands Gitla Rajter, sister of the bride.
Behind the bride and groom stands Ruchla Rajter with directly right to her her husband Hersz Wajsman.

Estera Rajter, Abram Ciechanow and Rachel Ciechanow did not survive deportation from the Dossin barracks to Auschwitz-Birkenau via Transport XIX. Arthur Wajsman did not survive deportation from the Dossin barracks to Auschwitz-Birkenau via Transport XXI. Gitla Rajter survived deportation from the Dossin barracks to Auschwitz-Birkenau via Transport XXV. Hersz Wajsman did not survive deportation from France to Auschwitz-Birkenau via Transport XVI. Ruchla Rajter survived the war, probably in hiding.
Rajter family

Rajter family

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KD_00510_000004.tif
Prewar Jewish life
Deportees, Family life
Wedding photo of Estera Rajter and Abram Ciechanow. Neither survived deportation from the Dossin barracks to Auschwitz-Birkenau via Transport XIX.
Rajter family

Rajter family

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Prewar Jewish life
Deportees, Family life
Wedding photo of Estera Rajter and Abram Ciechanow. Neither survived deportation from the Dossin barracks to Auschwitz-Birkenau via Transport XIX.
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
Kanner-Schnitzer family. Collection

Kanner-Schnitzer family. Collection

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Kanner-Schnitzer family. Collection
German Occupation, Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life
Civil resistance, Daily life, Deportees, Family life, Hidden children, Human trafficking, Rescuers – Individual, Switzerland
This collection consists of a newspaper article regarding rescue work by Betty Jakobovits or Jakubowicz, and twelve photos of Schnitzer family members, including vacation photos, passport photos and studio portraits.
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.
Gabriel Bauden. Collection

Gabriel Bauden. Collection

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Gabriel Bauden. Collection
SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Prewar Jewish life
Deportees, Family life
This collection contains two passport photos of Gabriel Bauden, two photos of Gabriel Bauden and his girlfriend Jenny Imberechts, a letter sent by Gabriel Bauden to Jenny Imberechts while detained at the Dossin barracks in August 1942, a letter to Jenny Imberechts thrown out of Transport III on 15 August 1942 by Gabriel Bauden and a post-war request by Jenny Imberechts to obtain a war pension based on the death of her mother during a bombardment on Antwerp.
Fischler-Hollander family. Collection

Fischler-Hollander family. Collection

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Fischler-Hollander family. Collection
German Occupation
Daily life, Deportees, Escape, Family life, Holocaust survivors, Postwar research, Refugees
This collection contains: 177 postcards sent by family members and friends from Antwerp to Abraham Fischler in Portugal in 1940-1941; documents regarding Abraham Fischler’s stay in Portugal and Cuba, including visa; a postcard sent in May 1945 by Abraham Fischler while in Cuba to his parents’ house in Antwerp, unaware of their deportation; post-war correspondence between Abraham Fischler in Cuba and family members and neighbours in Antwerp regarding the fate of Abraham’s parents Mojzesz Fischler and Serka Hollander and his siblings Sonia Laja, Hudes, Beila Ruchla, Munisz and Jozef Fischler; the Cuban foreigner’s passport and the Czechoslovakian passport of Hana Judith Lowy, wife of Abraham Fischler; birth certificates of Abraham Fischler’s siblings and children; certificates of good conduct of Abraham Fischler; documentation about obtaining Belgian nationality for Abraham Fischler and his wife Hana Judith Lowy; correspondence regarding Abraham Fischler’s claim of his family’s pre-war possessions; a booklet with songs and poems in Yiddish; two photos of Abraham Fischler while in Portugal, 1941.
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.
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.