Van Velzen-Viskoper family. Collection

Van Velzen-Viskoper family. Collection

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Van Velzen-Viskoper family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life, German Occupation, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Deportees, Family life, Forced labour, Holocaust survivors, Identification measures, Industry and commerce, Postwar research, Reconstruction, Repatriation, Transit camps
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.
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.
Research collection created by Annie Sliwka. Collection

Research collection created by Annie Sliwka. Collection

Collection only accessible at the Kazerne Dossin reading room. Contact Kazerne Dossin Documentation Centre: archives@kazernedossin.eu
Research collection created by Annie Sliwka. Collection
Postwar Jewish life, Anti-Jewish measures
Education, Holocaust survivors, Jewish organisations, Postwar research, Reconstruction
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.
Rachel Souritz. Collection

Rachel Souritz. Collection

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Rachel Souritz. Collection
Postwar Jewish life, Prewar Jewish life, German Occupation
Daily life, Deportees, Education, Family life, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Industry and commerce, Postwar research, Reconstruction, Repatriation, Rescuers – Individual
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.
Photo series Liberation of Antwerp, donation by Kenis family. Collection

Photo series Liberation of Antwerp, donation by Kenis family. Collection

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Photo series Liberation of Antwerp, donation by Kenis family. Collection
Liberation
Armed resistance, Civil resistance, Collaboration, Nazi apparatus, Reconstruction
The topics of the 69 photos in this collection include : Wehrmacht soldiers in Antwerp ; parades of collaborating organisations such as youth movements (Nationaal-Socialistisch Jeugd Vlaanderen (NSJV), Hitler Youth…) ; the evacuation of German troops on 3 and 4 September 1944, using all types of transportation ; victims of the bombardment on Mortsel-Oude God arriving in Antwerp ; arrival of members of the Belgian resistance and allied troops in Gemeentestraat ; the pillage of shops and the destruction of street signs ; the forced transfer of captured Belgian collaborators and German soldiers to the Antwerp Zoo ; the hanging of a doll resembling Hitler ; photos of mister H. Goossens' chocolate shop before and after the V1 bombardment. Mister Goossens added comments to 31 photos.
Norbert Vos-Obstfeld. Collection

Norbert Vos-Obstfeld. Collection

Norbert Vos-Obstfeld, Private collection, Belgium ; Contact Kazerne Dossin Documentation Centre: archives@kazernedossin.eu
Norbert Vos-Obstfeld. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life, Hiding, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks)
Deportees, Family life, France, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Holocaust survivors, Reconstruction, Refugees, Rescuers – Individual
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.
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…
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.
Jesode Hatora and Beth Jacob school, Antwerp. Collection

Jesode Hatora and Beth Jacob school, Antwerp. Collection

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Jesode Hatora and Beth Jacob school, Antwerp
Education, Orthodoxy, Reconstruction
This collection contains prewar, wartime and postwar parts of the administrative archive of the Jesode Hatora and Beth Jacob school in Antwerp.
KD_00037_0001 : General documents regarding expenses and teaching staff, letters with blessings by Isaac Herzog, chief rabbi of Israel, and Eliezer Silver, rabbi of Ohio, promotional leaflets, speeches and magazines of the parent association and the pupils.
KD_00037_0002 : Attendance lists of the teachers, 1934-1966
KD_00037_0003 : Attendance lists of the pupils, 1941-1983
KD_00037_0004 : Student count based on the municipal register, 1936-1960
KD_00037_0005 : Individual file cards of students, containing remarks regarding their studies and their behavior, 1937-1981. This folder is only accessibla at the Kazerne Dossin documentation centre.
KD_00037_0006 : Lists of student grades divided per class, 1933-1960
KD_00037_0007 : Programs of the awards ceremonies containing honors lists, 1929-1961
KD_00037_0008 : Group photos of students and teachers, 1920-1982

No name index has yet been created for this collection.
Handkerchief of Sarah Goldberg. Item

Handkerchief of Sarah Goldberg. Item

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Handkerchief of Sarah Goldberg. Item
Liberation
Commemoration, Concentration camps, Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Political prisoners, Reconstruction
This silk handkerchief shows the following embroidery: a forearm with the number 51825 and small triangle, the words "Auschwitz! Buchenwald! Belsen! N'oublions jamais…" and a red decorative border. On the back, in pencil, the words "Un jour à Laurenskirche" appear.
Gniwosch-Spergel family. Collection

Gniwosch-Spergel family. Collection

Mrs Seiger-Hadad, Private collection, Belgium
Gniwosch-Spergel family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life
Daily life, Deportees, Holocaust survivors, Reconstruction
This collection contains: three family photos of the Gniwosch-Spergel family ; post-war correspondence regarding the redeeming of Suzanne Gniwosch by her uncle Chiel Spergel ; judicial correspondence regarding the court case ; administrative letters from Jewish organisations such as the Aide aux Israélites Victimes de la Guerre [Aid Society for Jewish War Victims], the Commission on the Status of Jewish War-Orphans in Europe, the Rabbi of Brussels, the Agence Juive pour la Palestine - Alyah de la Jeunesse [Jewish Agency for Palestine – Youth Aliyah department], and the Palestine Office of the Jewish Agency ; documents regarding the recognition of Suzanne Gniwosch as beneficiary of her deported parents Mendel Gniwosch and Pessel Spergel, her deported sister Herta Gniwosch and her deported brother Erich Gniwosch ; birth and death certificates ; deeds of adoption and appointment of an attorney ; letters between Spergel family members regarding the redeeming of Suzanne Gniwosch ; letters from Suzanne Gniwosch’s guardian Emilie Meeus to the Spergel family ; letters from Suzanne Gniwosch to relatives in Israel.
Finkielsztejn-Finkielsztejn family. Collection

Finkielsztejn-Finkielsztejn family. Collection

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Finkielsztejn-Finkielsztejn family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life, Resistance
Armed resistance, Art, Commemoration, Deportees, Education, Holocaust survivors, Jewish organisations, Political prisoners, Reconstruction, Repatriation
This collection contains: pre-war photos of Lajzer Finkielsztejn, his brother Mayer and their friends as members of the socialist Zionist youth movement Dror ; post-war photos of Lajzer Finkielsztejn’s comrades from the Partisans Armés, the Belgian Army of Partisans ; post-war photos of Lajzer Finkielsztejn at medal ceremonies and commemorations ; Lajzer Finkielsztejn’s membership card of the Belgian Army of Partisans, his Carte des états de services de guerre du combatant, 1940-1945, and his political prisoner’s ID.
Files of the Comité Juif d'Epuration. Collection

Files of the Comité Juif d'Epuration. Collection

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Files of the Comité Juif d'Epuration. Collection
Collaboration, Denunciations, Jew hunters, Jewish organisations, Perpetrators, Postwar research, Reconstruction
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.
Borisewitz family. Collection

Borisewitz family. Collection

Borisewitz family, Private collection, digitised by Kazerne Dossin
Borisewitz family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Anti-Jewish measures, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Resistance, Hiding, Postwar Jewish life, German Occupation
Daily life, Deportees, Economic measures, France, Hidden adults, Hidden children, Industry and commerce, Jewish organisations, Military service, Reconstruction, Refugees, Spoliation
This collection consists of the following files:

KD_00577_0001 : Belgian passport used by Robert Borisewitz for fleeing to Brazil in 1940
KD_00577_0002: documents regarding the military career of pilot Oscar Borisewitz ; correspondence between brothers Oscar and Robert Borisewitz ; documents regarding the death of Oscar Borisewitz in Rabat, Morocco, in July 1942 ; photos of the headstone and aviator monument with Oscar Borisewitz’s name ; documents regarding the repatriation of Oscar’s body to Belgium after the war
KD_00577_0003: the charter granting pilot Oscar Borisewitz the title of chevalier in the Order of Leopold II
KD_00577_0004: telegrams sent in 1942-1944 by the Borisewitz family members in Antwerp, including mother Paulina Bernstein and brother Simon Borisewitz, via the Red Cross to Robert Borisewitz, in Brazil
KD_00577_0005: birth certificate of Simon Borisewitz ; a list of killed Jewish resistance fighters, including Simon Borisewitz, to be added to a new monument in Anderlecht in their honor ; a post-war letter describing the circumstances of the death of Simon Borisewitz in Ebensee
KD_00577_0006: letters written by Anna Horovits, widow of Simon Borisewitz, to her brother-in-law Robert Borisewitz in Brazil in 1945-1946, containing information regarding the deportation of their loved ones and life in Belgium after the war
KD_00577_0007: letters and telegrams from Jack Katz, friend of Simon Borisewitz, in South-Africa to Robert Borisewitz in Brazil regarding the fate of their loved ones in Belgium, 1944-1951
KD_00577_0008: post-war correspondence between Robert Borisewitz and his cousins Olga Jaul and Annette Richter regarding the adoption of his nephews René and Armand Borisewitz, children of Jacques Borisewitz and Hilde Bernhardt ; post-war letters from René and Armand Borisewitz to their uncle Robert Borisewitz ; post-war photos of René and Armand Borisewitz
KD_00577_0009: letters received by Robert Borisewitz from his cousins Olga Jaul and Annette Richter, 1942-1947
KD_00577_0010: two letters from 1940 sent by Oscar Borisewitz to the family of Elfriede Schreiber, future wife of Oscar’s brother Robert Borisewitz
KD_00577_0011: a letter sent by Robert Borisewitz in Brazil to his family in Antwerp in November 1944, but returned to Brazil because the family was no longer living at the given address
KD_00577_0012: post-war documents regarding the spoliation of the hiding place of the Borisewitz family in Hoboken
KD_00577_0013: reactions received by the family of Elfriede Schreiber, fiancée of Robert Borisewitz, in the summer of 1940 after the placement of an ad in local newspapers in an attempt to find information on Robert who served as a soldier during the Battle of Belgium (18 Days’ Campaign)
KD_00577_0014: official documents of Robert Borisewitz regarding his military service, his career as a lawyer in Belgium, his life in Brazil, etc.
KD_00577_0015: documents regarding the marriage of Robert Borisewitz and Elfriede Schreiber in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1941 ; documents regarding their platinum jubilee in 2011
KD_00577_0016: official documents of Mozes Borisewitz and his wife Paulina Bernstein, including their marriage certificate and Mozes’s death certificate from 1924
KD_00577_0017: pre-war, wartime and post-war photos from the extended Borisewitz family, including photos of the sports goods store Bonbony-Sports run by Simon and Jacques Borisewitz, photos of Simon Borisewitz as a gymnast for the Maccabi Antwerp athletics team and photos of the military career and funeral service of Oscar Borisewitz in Morocco ; booklet published in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Maccabi sports club in Antwerp in 1948
KD_00577_0018: documents regarding the adoption of Sylvain Borisewitz, son of Simon Borisewitz and Anna Horovits, by a dentist in the United States ; documents regarding the post-war research by Robert Borisewitz on the fate of his relatives ; a photo of Sylvain Borisewitz as a footballer
KD_00577_0019: letters sent by various Borisewitz family members in Antwerp and by Oscar Borisewitz in Morocco to Robert Borisewitz in Brazil in 1940-1942 describing daily life
KD_00577_0020: letters sent between May and August 1940 by Robert Borisewitz while serving as a soldier in the Belgian army, to his fiancée Elfriede Schreiber
KD_00577_0021: official documents of Elfriede Schreiber, wife of Robert Borisewitz, including her Polish passport
KD_00577_0022: documents regarding Robert Borisewitz’s work in Belgium as a lawyer, including his diploma from the Free University of Brussels and newspaper clippings regarding the cases he pleaded
KD_00577_0023: documents of Paulina Bernstein confiscated upon her internment at the Dossin barracks on 3 April 1944
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.
Aronsfrau-Hollander family. Collection

Aronsfrau-Hollander family. Collection

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Aronsfrau-Hollander family. Collection
Prewar Jewish life, Postwar Jewish life, Deportations, SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), Resistance
Daily life, Deportees, Escape, Family life, Hidden adults, Liberated prisonerrs, Military service, Political prisoners, Reconstruction, Rescuers – Individual, Spoliation
This collection consists of: photos of the Aronsfrau-Hollander family, including photos of siblings Leonore, Norbert and Siegbert Aronsfrau as children and adults, photos of parents Leon Aronsfrau and Eva Hollander, photos taken during family vacations, a photo of Leon Aronsfrau during his military service and a photo of Norbert Aronsfrau with his rescuer Simone Goossens ; documents regarding the Aronsfrau-Hollander family, including Siegbert Aronsfrau’s fake ID, a letter sent to Siegbert Aronsfrau while detained at the Dossin barracks from his rescuer Simone Goossens, a post-war letter from Lucy Van Malderghem containing a postcard sent to her by Leonore Aronsfrau while Leonore was detained at the Dossin barracks, post-war letters from family members in the USA and Latin-America regarding the fate of the Aronsfrau family in Belgium during the war, documents regarding the recognition of Siegbert Aronsfrau as a political prisoner, post-war documents regarding the possible migration of Norbert and Siegbert Aronsfrau to the United States post-war documents from the Ministry of Reconstruction regarding the fate of Eva Hollander ; two pre-war prayer books.