Zomersztajn-Burgman family. Collection

Zomersztajn-Burgman family. Collection

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ZOMERSZTAJN, Liber. Collection.
Europe, Migration
A Polish ID, handed out by the municipality of Czestochowa, including a portrait of Liber Zomersztajn ; a migration document of Liber Zomersztajn ; a Polish passport with visa for Bajla Burgman.
Steiner-Kunstler family. Collection

Steiner-Kunstler family. Collection

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Steiner-Kunstler family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life
Art, Daily life, Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Industry and commerce, Migration, Mixed marriages
This collection contains 13 photos of the Steiner-Kunstler family, including a picture taken during a vacation at the beach, a wedding photo of Kornelia (Nelly) Steiner, a photo of the employees of a carpenter's workshop in Hungary, a photo of the Hungarian violinist "Tibi", and several studio portraits of the Steiner children and grandchildren.
Rozenblum-Suknik family. Collection

Rozenblum-Suknik family. Collection

David Rozenblum, Private collection, Belgium
Rozenblum-Suknik family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, German Occupation, Postwar Jewish life, Hiding, Resistance, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Armed resistance, Civil resistance, Conversion to christianity, Deportees, Family life, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Industry and commerce, Migration, Repatriation
This collection contains: documents regarding Natan Rozenblum’s migration to Belgium, including his Polish passport ; two tailor’s sketchbooks containing drawings for clothing ; pre-war, wartime and post-war photos of the Rozenblum-Suknik family, some of which are pasted into a photo album, including a photo of Charles Rozenblum’s first communion and photos of relatives in Poland ; documents confiscated from Natan Rozenblum upon arrival at the Dossin barracks, including a real and a fake ID card ; a bible and other catholic items such as prayer cards obtained by Charles Rozenblum during his time in hiding ; copies of the baptism register containing Charles Rozenblum’s real name ; post-war documents regarding the resistance activities of Natan Rozenblum who worked for the Milices Patriotiques as well as for the Jewish Defence Committee ; medals and certificates accorded posthumously to Natan Rozenblum for his resistance activities ; multiple post-war testimonies written by Curtla Suknik, documenting the resistance work done by her husband Natan Rozenblum ; a postwar newspaper in Yiddish containing an article on Natan Rozenblum ; photos and documents of camp survivor Szyja Suknik.
Mordka Najman. Collection

Mordka Najman. Collection

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Mordka Najman. Collection
Deportees, Migration
This collection contains a pre-war Polish passport of Mordja Najman and his Belgian war-time ID, issued by the municipality of Charleroi.
Marion Finkels-Kreith. Collection

Marion Finkels-Kreith. Collection

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Marion Finkels-Kreith. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, German Occupation, Postwar Jewish life
antisemitism, arrests, daily life, education, escape, France, Human trafficking, Migration, Refugees, Transit camps
This collection consists of: the little suitcase Marion carried her books in when going to Jewish school in Hamburg ; three pages from Marion's photo album from Cuba ; five war-time photos of Marion Finkels in Havana, Cuba ; two excerpts from Marion's diary ; an interview with Judy Kreith regarding the story of her mother Marion Finkels-Kreith ; a post-war photo of Marion and the suitcase she took with her to Cuba ; a post-war photo of Judy Kreith with Michel Fischler, son of Marion's friend from Cuba Bram Fischler ; "The Quiz Box", a story written by Marion Finkels post-war regarding her life in Belgium in 1938-1941.
Lucy Sara Mandelbaum-Lipiner. Interview

Lucy Sara Mandelbaum-Lipiner. Interview

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Lucy Sara Mandelbaum-Lipiner. Interview
Postwar Jewish life
Daily life, Family life, Holocaust survivors, Jewish organisations, Migration, Postwar research, Reconstruction, Refugees, Switzerland
This collection contains an interview with Lucy Sara Mandelbaum-Lipiner. During the interview Lucy recounts her journey from the DP camp to the orphanage in Antwerp and the arrival there. She also describes the atmosphere and facilities at the home, the staff members and other children, the food and religious holidays, activities such as lectures on Zionism and the bi-weekly Shabbat celebration at the home of her aunt Lotti Mandelbaum, the language challenge, the visits from the women’s committee, Lucy’s visits to the movie theatre with her sister to watch movies with Steward Granger, the two month summer holidays at the Belgian coast in Oostduinkerke…
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.
Klein-Silberstein family. Collection

Klein-Silberstein family. Collection

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Klein-Silberstein family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life
Daily life, Deportees, France, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Migration, Reconstruction, Refugees
This collection contains twelve photos, among which a wedding photo of Josef Klein and Lotte Silberstein, photos of Silberstein and Kantorowicz family members including one under the Eiffel tower, photos of the Klein sisters including one taken at the monastery in Sugny where they were hidden and a post-war photo of the Klein sisters taken upon arrival in Canada.
Immigration files of Jews, Roma and Sinti, compiled by the Belgian Public Safety Office and its successor, the Belgian Aliens Police (Vreemdelingenpolitie - Police des Étrangers). Collection

Immigration files of Jews, Roma and Sinti, compiled by the Belgian Public Safety Office and its successor, the Belgian Aliens Police (Vreemdelingenpolitie - Police des Étrangers). Collection

National Archives of Belgium – Digitised by Kazerne Dossin, Mechelen
Immigration files of Jews, Roma and Sinti, compiled by the Belgian Public Safety Office and its successor, the Belgian Aliens Police (Vreemdelingenpolitie - Police des Étrangers). Collection
German Occupation, Postwar Jewish life, Prewar Jewish life
Administration, Belgium, Identification measures, Migration, Refugees
This collection contains a selection of files compiled by the Belgian Aliens Police (Vreemdelingenpolitie - Police des Étrangers), relevant for research on the Holocaust in Belgium : the files of Jews, Roma and Sinti deported from the Dossin barracks, the files of Jews living in Belgium and deported from France, the files of Jewish armed resistance fighters, the files of Jewish members of hiding networks, the files of Jews detained at the Breendonk camp for political prisoners, and the files of Jews liberated at or released from the Dossin barracks.
The information on the cover of each file refers to persons related to the foreigner : children, business associates, family members who lived in or passed through Belgium… The content of the files can be very diverse. In general, every file contains a questionnaire filled out by the foreigner upon arrival in Belgium, address changes, birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates (in case an immigrant passed away in Belgium). For many refugees from Nazi-Germany, the file also contains a political refugee questionnaire. In files created after 1914 photos are often inserted. In case a person was politically active and/or came in to contact with the police, the file might also contain police reports and correspondence with the police force at the last place of residence abroad.
When a foreigner in Belgium married, the files of both partners were merged. When a child turned 15, his file was separated from that of his parents. A file was closed once all persons represented in the file were deceased, obtained Belgian nationality or had left the country.

The search engine will produce relevant immigration files when searching for a name. The collection cannot be searched as a whole.
Haber-Margulier family. Collection

Haber-Margulier family. Collection

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Haber-Margulier family. Collection
German Occupation
Art, Daily life, France, Migration, Military service, Refugees, Religious life
The photos in this collection depict the following : Israel (Isy) Haber's Bar Mitzvah ; the Haber-Margulier family as refugees in Nice, 1942 ; Zallel Haber in his army uniform as a soldier during World War I ; Sender Haber, cousin of Zallel Haber, as a liaison officer during World War I ; pre-war photos of Israel (Isy) and Dora (Dolly) Haber ; Dora (Dolly) Haber as a dancer ; the Haber and Margulier grandparents.
The collection also contains two fragile precious prints that were not digitized, but which are accessible at the Kazerne Dossin documentation centre : "Auto-Emanzipation" (preface by Ahad Ha Am, Zionist brochure) and "La marque de l'homme" (by Claude Morgan).
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.
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.