Testimony of Mathilda

Testimony of Mathilda "Mami" Pfaff, Manoesj (Sinti). Item

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Testimony of Mathilda "Mami" Pfaff, Manoesj (Sinti). Item
Liberated prisoners
Testimony of Manousj (Sinti) woman Mathilda Pfaff, published in magazine "Wereldwijd" in 1988 ; notes provided by her relative Hendrik Bohets (only available at the Kazerne Dossin documentation center).
Simon Heymans. Collection

Simon Heymans. Collection

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Simon Heymans. Collection
Holocaust survivors, Liberated prisoners, Mixed marriages
This collection contains : a photo of Simon Heymans, two letters sent by Simon Heymans while imprisoned at Saint-Gilles, Brussels, to his wife and daughter in Tilburg, including lists of goods he wanted to receive and information on the procedure to visit him ; a postcard sent by Simon Heymans while detained at the Dossin barracks to his wife, misses Heymans-Bollekamp, and their daughter.
Salomon Goldschlager. Collection

Salomon Goldschlager. Collection

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Salomon Goldschlager. Collection
Prewar Jewish life
Daily life, Deportees, Liberated prisoners
This collection contains pictures of Salomon and Menachem Goldschlager, Liliane Mandelbaum and Josef Hermann Hurtig.
Patrick Verwerft. Collection

Patrick Verwerft. Collection

Patrick Verwerft, Private collection, Belgium
Patrick Verwerft. Collection
SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Antisemitism, Arbeitseinsatz, Collaboration, Forced labour, France, Ghettos, Industry and commerce, Jewish organisations, Liberated prisoners, Propaganda, Yellow badge
This collection contains: documents of Michel Van West and his family, detained at the Dossin barracks and deported via Transport XXIV ; documents of René Basch, detained at and released from the Dossin barracks ; a statement on behalf of Max Kirschen confirming his release from the Dossin barracks ; Rose Goldine 's payment slip proving her membership of the Association of Jews in Belgium ; certificate exempting Charles Sternberg from wearing the yellow star ; order addressed to Laure Nejman-Reich to report to the Sipo-SD headquarters in Brussels ; one worn yellow star ; postcard from Max Margulies, deported from Drancy and working as a slave labourer in Jawiszowice, to his sister Hermine Margulies in Antwerp ; letter from the Association of Jews in Belgium accompanying the Arbeitseinsatzbefehl or work orders ; Arbeitseinsatzbefehl or work order addressed to Alta Bajla Czeresznja and Rozia Klarman, both deported from France ; leaflet of the Association of Jews in Belgium regarding the requirements of packages delivered to the Dossin barracks ; parcel request form filled out by Ida Radunska, liberated at the Dossin barracks, and Rosa Erlich and Sara Stefanie Spitz, both deported via Transport XXIII ; documents from the Red Cross regarding the delivery of parcels to the Dossin barracks ; circular letter from the city of Vilvoorde regarding the expulsion of Jews from all public posts ; documents regarding the Arian descent of employees in multiple Belgian companies and government organisations ; anti-Semitic leaflets, newspaper clippings, posters and postcards with anti-Semitic vignettes or stamps ; several letters and postcards sent to and from POWs ; certificate from the Geheim Leger - Armée Secrète (Secret Army) confirming that Mrs. Duriau-Blicq was a resistance fighter ; postcards and forms from the Theresienstadt / Terezin and Litzmannstadt / Lodz ghettos ; postcards from Stuttgart to the Association of Jews in Belgium requesting food parcels for Jews deported from Belgium and detained in Buchenwald ; letter from Siegfried Sonnenfeld, detained in Le Vernet and deported from France, to his family in Belgium.
Manelewitsh-Zarwanitzer family. Collection

Manelewitsh-Zarwanitzer family. Collection

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MANELEWITSH, Nuta. Collection.
Escape, Holocaust survivors, Liberated prisoners
Marriage booklet ("Familienstammbuch") of Nuta Manelewitsh and Chana Zarwanitzer ; German passport ("Fremdenpass") of Chana Zarwanitzer ; three prisoner ID plaques, worn by the detainees at the Dossin barracks, for transport XXII A and XXVII ; two certificates of release from the Dossin barracks for Nuta Manelewitsh and Chana Zarnawitzer, signed on 5 September 1944 ; postwar political prisoner beneficiary ID for Nochem (Norbert) Manelewitsh ; postwar membership card of the Association of former prisoners of the Dossin barracks (L'Association des Anciens Détenus de la Caserne Dossin de Malines) for Nuta Manelewitsh ; Bulletin Union générale des Israelites de France (02-06-1942).
Karwasser-Higierowicz family. Collection.

Karwasser-Higierowicz family. Collection.

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KARWASER, Srul and HIGIEROWICZ, Chaja. Collection.
Hiding
Hidden children, Liberated prisoners
This collection contains Srul Karwasser and Chaja Higierowicz's membership cards of "Association des Anciens Detenus de Malines" (Association of former detainees of the Dossin barracks) ; two postwar ID cards with portraits of Srul Karwasser and his wife Chaja Higierowicz ; two pictures of an unidentified child, presumably their daughter Ida Zylvia Karwasser.
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.
Gorren-Gelernter family. Collection

Gorren-Gelernter family. Collection

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Gorren-Gelernter family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Arrests, Daily life, Education, Liberated prisoners, Migration, Mixed marriages, Transit camps
The collection contains: four pre-war photos of Hinda (Henriette) Gelernter including a picture taken at the Université Libre de Bruxelles or ULB (Free University of Brussels) where she studied; a page from Hinda (Henriette) Gelernter's admission papers for the University of Warsaw; a student admission card for the bacteriology course at the faculty of medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles or ULB (Free University of Brussels); a letter with instructions sent by Jean Gorren to his wife Hinda (Henriette) Gelernter while she was detained at the Dossin barracks; copies of Jean Gorren’s letter to the secretary of Queen Elisabeth and of their reply; a release slip for Hinda (Henriette) Gelernter signed by the camp commander of the Dossin barracks.