This collection contains: the documentary “Darkness and Light” on the story of Irene alias Rina Szmulewicz-Mondlin, created by Gaël Krajzman Johns (https://vimeo.com/446912076) ; the documentary “Nous sommes là!” on the story of Irene’s cousin Francine Erlich and Francine’s husband Marcel Holender, created by Gaël Krajzman Johns (https://vimeo.com/498783061) ; 25 photos of the Szmulewicz-Kramarz family, including photos of Irene Szmulewicz with her parents Hersz Wolf Szmulewicz and Chana alias Anna Kramarz, photos of the extended Szmulewicz and Kramarz families, and photos of Irene and her parents with some of their rescuers among whom the Charensol family.
This collection consists of photocopied and original documents and photos, including: documents on the Suchowolski and Sluszny family history ; letters sent by Suzanne alias Suzy Suchowolski to her brother Georges Suchowolski while in hiding ; a notebook used by Suzanne Suchowolski to document her classes at school ; documents on the Suchowolski and Sluszny families photocopied from collections stored at the Archives Service for War Victims in Brussels, the Arolsen Archives in Bad Arolsen, the Belgian State Archives and Kazerne Dossin; documents regarding the Draily, Collignon and Jacobs-Van Dijck families, rescuers of Georges Suchowolski and Regina Sluszny, including documents regarding their recognition as Righteous among the Nations and correspondence between the rescuers and the rescued members of the Suchowolski and Sluszny families.
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.
The collection consists of: two diplomas issued to Lambert Robert by the Institut des Arts et Métiers [Institute for the Arts and Professions] in Brussels (1940 and 1942) ; a diploma of rescuer issued in 1980 to Robert Lambert and his parents Jules and Caroline Lambert by the Comité d'Hommage des Juifs de Belgique 1940-1945 [Honorary Committee of the Jews of Belgium 1940-1945] ; a photocopy of a diploma of Righteous among the Nations issued to Robert Lambert and his parents Jules and Caroline Lambert by Yad Vashem in 1995 for helping the Kuniecpol family while they were in hiding.
This collection contains research files, compiled by Nico Hamme who, as a child, was hidden at the Chateau de Bassines near Havelange, Namur. Every file revolves around a child who was also hidden at the chateau or around one of the rescuers there. The files contain testimonies of the child or rescuer, correspondence between them and Nico Hamme, and in some cases photocopies of photos. This collection is only accessible at the Kazerne Dossin documentation center after a substantiated request.
This collection consists of 57 research files. Every file was carefully composed by David Inowlocki during his presidency of the Hidden Children Association Belgium (L’Enfant Caché). The files revolve around a hidden child or a rescuer, and contain photocopied documents and proposals in order to request Yad Vashem to award a rescuer the title of Righteous among the Nations.
This collection contains: a pre-war class photograph of the Tachkemoni school ; pre-war wedding photos of the Reichman siblings and the Lipschitz siblings ; pre-war photos of the Reichman siblings and Lipschitz siblings with their spouses, children and friends ; a pre-war photo of Israel Lipschitz playing the violin ; wartime photos of Israel Lipschitz and his wife Rachel Mandel recta Kwadrat, including a photo of them wearing the yellow star ; a wartime photo of Jacob Marcovici, future husband of the donor, with the group of children he was hidden with ; wartime photos of Sam Lipschitz while serving as a soldier in the British army ; post-war photos of Sylvie Reichman who survived the war in hiding ; post-war photos of Fanny Reichman and her daughters in the company of their rescuer Misses Bellemans
This collection contains: the testimony of Rachel Hakker-Furcage regarding her family history ; photos of the Hakker-Simons, Wach-Rosenzweig and Hakker-Wach families, including photos of the Hakker pastry shop at Provinciestraat, wedding photos, vacation photos and a photo of the tombstones of Joseph Hakker and Rachel Simons ; documents, including a false ID and one of the last letters sent by Rachel Simons to her husband Joseph Hakker regarding the visit of their son Simon Hakker in the hospital.
In this interview Peisach alias Paul Bucholz talks about: his youth in Antwerp, Belgium ; his father's fate working as a forced labourer for Organisation Todt in France ; going into hiding with his mother Basze Laie Bucholz and younger brother Salomon in Silsburg in 1942 ; the separation of his youngest brother Jakob who was placed in hiding in Forest, Brussels ; his uncle Simon Bucholz fleeing to Spain ; the escape attempts of his uncle Aron Bucholz from the Dossin barracks and Transport XX.
This collection contains photocopies of the following documents : marriage certificate of Nachman Papierbuch and Ruth Oppenheimer ; membership forms of the Jewish Association of Belgium (Association des Juifs en Belgique, AJB) ; receipts of financial donations to charity ; letter confirming Nachman Papierbuch’s membership of the Free Diamond trade ; postwar certificate confirming the hiding of Ruth Oppenheimer, her son José and other family members including Félicie Gruszow at Petit-Han ; certificate signed by moving company Arthur Pierre confirming the clearing out of the Papierbuch-Oppenheimer family home in 1943.
This collection contains four photos of the Orenbuch family, depicting Benjamin Orenbuch and his wife Rywka Laja Aspich, their daughters Tauba alias Thérèse Orenbuch (married Paciorkowski), Fajga alias Fanny Orenbuch (married Ajzenberg) and Roza Orenbuch, and their granddaughter Josiane Ajzenberg (married Traum).
This collection contains: the French ID card of Chuma Rajzel Galant-Holcman ; pre-war family photos of the extended Obstfeld-Fleischer and Zwaaf-Vos families, including childhood, wedding and vacation photos ; photos of the Obstfeld-Zwaaf family after fleeing to France during the war; photos of Norbert Vos and his mother Lea Zwaaf while hiding in Kortrijk with the Verhage family ; photos of Elisabeth alias Lilly Zwaaf and her husband Maurice Da Cunha living in India during the war ; post-war photos of Norbert, his mother Lea Zwaaf and his stepfather Emiel Vos ; photos of Emiel Vos’s deported family members and friends ; Abraham alias Albert Obstfeld and Lea Zwaaf’s wedding menu ; documents regarding the rescue of Norbert Vos-Obstfeld by the Verhage family ; the goodbye letter sent by Albert Obstfeld to his family while detained at the Dossin barracks in 1942 ; documents regarding the repatriation of camp survivor Emiel Vos, stepfather of Norbert Vos-Obstfeld ; the fake ID of Lea Zwaaf ; a published collection of drawings on Buchenwald by Henri Pieck ; a REX pin ; a teddy bear given to Norbert by his “hiding sister” Mona Verhage ; a documentary on Norbert Vos-Obstfeld created in 2021 by the municipality of Menen and Wereldraad Menen in colleboration with local schools ; a suit worn by Abraham Obstfeld ; the wedding suit worn by Abraham Obstfeld ; a handbag which belonged to Sara Vos ; a dagger with the inscription Meine Ehre heisst Treue
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.
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.
This collection contains: two pieces of yellow cloth containing each three Belgian stars of David which were never cut from the fabric or worn ; two letters sent by relatives to Rachel Carolina Liwszyc while she was in hiding as Lina Pasqual ; a report on the history of the Liwszyc- Jagolkowska family written during the procedure to recognize rescuer Jeanne Periphanos as Righteous among the Nations ; the diploma of Righteous issued to Jeanne Periphanos in 2007 ; a letter signed by Yad Vashem confirming that the title of Righteous among the Nations was issued to Jeanne Periphanos ; a photo of the medal of Righteous awarded to Jeanne Periphanos
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.
A page from the Rozenblum-Suknik family album. The photos are glued to the page. All photos depict Curtla Suknik who survived the war in hiding. Some photos show Curtla Suknik at the beach with her son Charles Rozenblum and her grandson David Rozenblum.
A photo of Charles Rozenblum and his mother Curtla Suknik posing at the beach during a vacation at the coast after the war. Both survived the war in hiding in Belgium. In the background surf boards and beach cabins are visible.
A group photo of Suknik family members near the Chopin monument at the Lazienki park, taken during a trip to Poland that Charles Rozenblum and his mother Curtla Suknik undertook in 1935.
Pictured on the back row from left to right: Curtla Suknik, Meir Suknik and his wife Curtla Lament, their oldest son Ytshak Suknik
Pictured on the front row from left to right: Srul Suknik (?), Charles Rozenblum and an unidentified girl
Curtla Suknik and Charles Rozenblum survived the war in hiding in Belgium. Curtla Lament and her son Srul Suknik perished in the 1939 bombardment of Warsaw. In November 1941 Meir Suknik died of typhoid fever in the Warsaw ghetto. Ytshak Suknik, also known as Koza (goat), would become one of the heroes of the Warsaw ghetto uprising in 1943. He was a member of the fighting unit of Mordehaï Anilewicz, operating as his wingman and saving his life multiple times. Ytshak was killed while trying to escape the ghetto on 8 May 1943.