This collection consists of : a Megillah Esther, the scroll containing the book of Esther which is read twice during the Purim fest and which was rescued by Marcel Bracke from a Jewish home near the Antwerp city park in 1942 ; a copy of Marcel Bracke’s post-war forced labourer recognition card.
This collection contains five photos of members of the Sinti family Keck, including portraits of Rudolf Keck and Reseda Keck, a photo of three musicians from the Keck and Elster families, and the communion of Antoinette (?) and Reseda Keck.
This collection contains: the register of the Jewish Community of Antwerp Shomre Hadas containing the religious marriage certificates drafted between 1 January 1937 and 27 February 1938 ; a second register containing the certificates drawn up between 6 March 1938 and 27 June 1939 ; a third register containing the certificates drawn up between 29 June 1939 and 14 June 1942 ; a folder containing unbound religious marriage certificates drawn up by the Jewish Community of Antwerp Shomre Hadas between 5 November 1944 and 14 October 1947. Each certificate contains the following information: the date and location of the religious wedding, the date and location of the civil marriage, the names of the spouses, their date of birth, their place of birth, their place of residence, the names of their parents, and the signatures of the spouses, their witnesses and the rabbi.
This collection contains: two photos of Anna Poznanski at the beach with her aunt Sura Chana Schwartzberg and maternal cousin Anna Foleider ; a photo of the sisters Frida Birnbaum, Fanny alias Hanna Birnbaum (married Dorn) and Helene Birnbaum (married Hirschorn) at their mother's grave ; a studio portrait of sisters Frida and Helene Birnbaum.
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 : three war-time letters from Charlotte Stainfeld to her brother Elias Stainfeld living in France ; documents and three letters with news about acquaintances written by Elias Stainfeld’s (unidentified) friend Blajwajs or Blejwas who was interned at the Le Vernet camp ; a post-war letter sent by survivor Elias Stainfeld from the Monowitz labour camp to the address of his deported sister Charlotte Stainfeld in Antwerp ; three post-war letters delivering the news of his sister and niece’s deportation to Elias Stainfeld ; a letter and a telegram involving Elias Stainfeld’s paternal uncle Adolf Hillel ; four post-war newspaper clippings regarding trials and Belgian rescuers ; post-war documents regarding the status of Elias Stainfeld ; Elias Stainfeld’s kippah, teffilin and prayer camisole, two tallith (prayer shawls) and two small storage bags in velvet ; 67 photographs of Elias Stainfeld’s parents Mordka Stainfeld and Chaja Hillel, his sister Charlotte Stainfeld and her daughter Helene Anne Censer, and their friends the De Haas family.
This collection contains sixteen photos of the extended Figowitz-Hoch family, including photos of Hermann Figowitz and his wife Etta Hoch as well as their children Anna, Ignaz and Manfred ; photos of Ignaz Figowitz alias Glen Ferell with his family after the war ; a letter from an unidentified family member, probably Regina Figowitz-Pinchewski, the mother of Hermann Figowitz.
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).
This collection contains: 14 photos of Mayer Stern, his wife Flora Lachs and their children Norbert and Beatrice alias Beate Stern ; a certificate of naturalisation issued to Beate Stern by the United States government in 1953 ; newspaper clipping regarding a music prize won by piano prodigy Norbert Stern at the Brussels conservatory before the war.
This collection contains: pre-war photos of the wedding and honeymoon of Evelyne Haendel’s parents Moses alias Marcel Haendel (also Handel or Händel) and Pessa Wolfowicz ; pre-war and wartime photos of members of the extended Haendel-Wolfowicz family, including Scheindla Wolfowicz and her daughter Ursula Frommer or Julius Wolfowicz and his wife Ella Diamant and Jetti alias Itte Haendel alias Hecht ; wartime photos of Evelyne Haendel with rescuers such as Georges Vandor and the Krings family ; a post-war photo of Evelyne Haendel's solemn communion
This collection contains eight photos including a pre-war photo of Zima Herman Borowski with friends Eva Kupferstein and Malvine Reisenfeld, a pre-war photo of Nathalie Borowski's friend Pinkus (Paul) Fremder, a war-time photo of Zima Herman Borowski wearing the yellow Star of David, a photo from Nathalie Borowski's cheder (Hebrew and religious school) in Seraing when celebrating Hanukah in 1941, a wartime photo of Zima Herman Borowski wearing a priest's clothes while in hiding at a Jesuit monastery, and three post-war photos of the leftist Zionist youth movement Dror in Seraing and Liège.
This collection contains: documents regarding the service of Josef Weisz in the Czechoslovakian Army while in the United Kingdom during the Second World War ; correspondence (telegrams and postcards) from and to relatives in Belgium ; the diary of Blima alias Betty Sztajnberg who fled from Antwerp to the United Kingdom in 1940 with her mother and sister ; five photos, including pictures of Josef Weisz while serving in the Czechoslovakian army and pre-war photos of social and professional gatherings
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.
In this interview Guy Elie Francès talks about: the migration of the Frances family from Greece to Belgium via the Netherlands ; his childhood in Brussels ; daily life at the family home in the Jewish neighbourhood of Saint-Gilles, Brussels ; his family’s escape during the anti-Jewish raid on Brussels in the night of 3 on 4 September 1942 ; hiding in Liège ; family life after the Liberation.
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 precious prints such as pamphlets, posters, books and other types of publications published before 1950. The topics include pre-war Jewish life, anti-Semitism, ideologies of various political movements, biographies of camp survivors, commemoration of resistance movements, German organisations such as the SS, post-war trials and war crimes. The publications do not only focus on Belgium, but also include publications from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the United States.
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 ; documents regarding Betti’s paternal uncle Szymon Blaugrund, his wife Charlotte Danzig and their children, taken from them upon arrival at the Dossin barracks in 1943 and returned by the Ministry of Public Health to Betti Blaugrund in 2000.