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The archive of vzw Het Ondergedoken Kind - L'Enfant caché asbl consists of: (1) institutional files and series on the creation of the association, on the administrative committee, on the yearly general assembly and on the membership administration, as well as (2) files and series on the organisation of activities. This second section includes both general files and files on activities organised to reach the goals of the association. The archive of vzw Het Ondergedoken Kind - L'Enfant caché asbl also contains several files created by the Amicale des Anciens de Jamoigne, the association of Jewish children hidden at the Château de Jamoigne during the war, on activities organised by the Amicale before the creation of vzw Het Ondergedoken Kind.
This collection contains: a pre-war photograph of Barend and Rebecca van Velzen-Viskoper ; a postcard from the brothers Louis, Benjamin and Salomon van Velzen sent from camp Jawischowitz to the Papegaai family in Antwerp in 1943 ; a postcard from A. van Wien to Mathilda Randolfi sent from camp Westerbork ; a photograph of Benjamin van Velzen taken just after his repatriation in 1945 ; documents concerning the war damage suffered by the van Velzen family, including statements about the emptying of their house ; documents concerning Benjamin van Velzen's application for recognition as a political prisoner ; correspondence and certificates concerning the estate of Louis van Velzen and Sara Halberstadt ; documents concerning the application for Wiedergutmachung for the deported Adele Keyser ; post-war work permits of Benjamin van Velzen ; post-war identity card of Benjamin van Velzen ; registration at the commercial court of Benjamin van Velzen’s post-war business.
This collection contains: the articles of association of the Union des Déportés Juifs et Ayants Droit de Belgique (1956) ; the 1961 membership file card system of the Union des Anciens Déportés Juifs de Belgique ; the 1979-1982 membership file card system of the Union des Anciens Déportés Juifs de Belgique ; two postcards edited by the Comité International d'Auschwitz.
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.
The Steinhardt-Safier family collection contains 28 photos showing the prewar Steinhardt and Safier family life : pictures taken on boat rides during vacations, wedding photos taken at a synagogue in Berlin, baby pictures of Harry Henri Steinhardt, family parties and Passover celebrations, and the Safier family at their bakery in Berlin. The collection also contains a post-war letter from the Belgian Ministry of Public Affairs confirming the deportation of the Steinhardt-Safier family and two family trees clarifying the ties between the Steinhardt and Safier 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.
This collection contains digital copies of portraits of Mojzesz Schiff and his wife Rywa Templer; Wolf Fischler and Schenka Fischler (parents of Sonia (Sosia) Fischler, wife of Tobias Schiff); birth and death certificates; a Schiff family tree (pedigree).
This collection contains a photo of Joseph Sadowski and Ida Brawerman, parents of the donor ; a postwar testimony from a fellow prisoner of Ida Brawerman regarding her last sighting in the Beendorf concentration camp ; an administrative document regarding German postwar payments to the Sadowski family ; a letter from Anna Sadowski to “Sinterklaas”, asking for specific gifts at the traditional children's feast on 6 December, written on paper with the letterhead of her parents’ company ; photocopies of documents regarding the deportation of Joseph Sadowski and Ida Brawerman, the originals stored at several Belgian archives (available at the Kazerne Dossin documentation center only).
This collection consists of: multiple press clippings collected by Annie Sliwka on the Aide aux Israélites Victimes de Guerre (AIVG) and the Wezembeek-Oppem children's home ; multiple databases created by Annie Sliwka, using lists and registries kept by the AIVG, the Jewish Social Services and children's homes run by the Association of Jews in Belgium ; photos of rescuers such as Brigitte Jacobsberg, caretaker at the Wezembeek-Oppem home ; recordings of the international gathering of children formerly housed in the homes of the AIVG organised in Brussels on 27-29 September 2002 ; recordings of Les Enfants sans Ombre and psychiatrist Siegi Hirsch from 2002 ; photocopies of documents illustrating Annie Sliwka’s family history obtained from various archives ; an interview with Annie Sliwka conducted by the staff of the Université Libre de Bruxelles on 15 January 1997.
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 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.
This collection is only accessible at the Kazerne Dossin documentation centre.
This collection consists of four folders containing copies of historical documents on the persecution of the Jewish community and on the resistance in Jette. The documents include copies of items from the municipal archives of Jette, the Jewish Museum of Belgium, the Archives Service for War Victims, the State Archives of Belgium and Kazerne Dossin as well as information obtained by Jean-Paul Denis from family members of resistance fighters.
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: pre-war photos of the Souritz-Grabowetzki family, including photos of the deported Abraham Echiel Souritz and his children Willy and Paulette ; pre-war photos of the family of Mozes alias Max Blumberg, second husband of Jeanne Grabowetzki, widow of Abraham Echiel Souritz ; war-time photos of Rachel Souritz' son Albert Souritz, taken while the child was in hiding in Mechelen ; post-war photos of Max Blumberg and Jeanne Grabowetzki ; a wartime school report of Paulette Souritz ; documents on the deportation of Abraham Echiel, Willy and Paulette Souritz and on the repatriation of Max Blumberg.
This collection consists of work copies of miscellaneous documents on the Holocaust in general and the Belgian case in particular, stored in dozens of institutes worldwide. The copies were entrusted to the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance in 1994-1996, in order to create its permanent exhibition.
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…
This collection contains six articles from Belgian newspapers Het Volk, Het Nieuwsblad and De Gentenaar, covering the story of Jacky Barkan, a hidden child, in search for the De Meulemeester family that hid him in Sint-Kruis-Brugge. During his search, Jacky also discovered that Gabriel and Edouard Zimmerman and Henri Schlamowitsch were hidden by other members of the De Meulemeester family, living in Brussels.
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.
This collection consists of index cards containing information on 9,765 Jewish men, women and children who in general lived in Belgium before the Second World War and who were interned in or deported from French internment camps during the war. The group of index cards for a specific person can contain a file card drafted by the Sicherheitspolizei-Sicherheitsdienst in 1941-1944 in case of a person who fled Belgium in or after 1941 and a research request filed by a relative. Every group of index cards for a specific person contains handwritten file cards with information gathered post-war by members of the Belgian Mission for Searches in France at internment camps, archives of Foreign Labour Groups and deportation lists. The content of each file allows researchers to reconstruct the path of a detainee or deportee.
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.
This collection contains: family photos of Mayer Gulden, his wife Pesa Bruches and their children Dina and Mozes Gulden ; photos of Mayer Gulden while in hiding with the Acke-Duerinckx family ; photos of Leon Monheit who was also hidden by the Acke-Duerinckx family ; post-war letters regarding the hiding of Mayer Gulden and Leon Monheit by the Acke-Duerinckx family.
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.
Series of files compiled by the Comité Juif d'Epuration (Jewish Purification Committee) in Brussels, while investigating accusations against Jews in Belgium regarding (presumed) collaboration with the Nazis.
This collection is only accessible at the Kazerne Dossin documentation centre, upon approval by the head of the research department of a motived request submitted by the researcher.
This collection contains an audio interview of Anna Erlich-Liberman and 22 photos of : the Liberman-Weinberg family, including their three daughters Bertha, Julia and Rosalia Liberman ; siblings Anna and Rosa Erlich ; Vital Bertrand Lieberman and comrades at the Les Mazures camp in France ; Anna Erlich and her friends at the home of the Jewish Association (AJB or Jewish Council) in Lasne ; pre-war photos of Erlich and Liberman family members whom remained in Poland ; pre-war photo of Fryda Liberman ; post-war photos of Anna Erlich, her husband Vital Bertrand Lieberman and other family members ; group photo of the members of the National Friends Association of Political Prisoners of the Dannes camp.