This collection contains: the documentary “Darkness and Light” on the story of Irene alias Rina Szmulewicz-Mondlin, created by Gaël Krajzman Johns (https://vimeo.com/446912076) ; the documentary “Nous sommes là!” on the story of Irene’s cousin Francine Erlich and Francine’s husband Marcel Holender, created by Gaël Krajzman Johns (https://vimeo.com/498783061) ; the documentary “We are here!” on the story of Irene’s cousin Francine Erlich, Francine’s husband Marcel Holender and sister-in-law Louise Holender, created by Gaël Krajzman Johns (https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/498783061 for French and https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/558186509 for English) ; 25 photos of the Szmulewicz-Kramarz family, including photos of Irene Szmulewicz with her parents Hersz Wolf Szmulewicz and Chana alias Anna Kramarz, photos of the extended Szmulewicz and Kramarz families, and photos of Irene and her parents with some of their rescuers among whom the Charensol family.
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.
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 34 photos, including : the Spinat children relaxing on the balcony of the family home in Antwerp, the Spinat children playing in the snow and with a dog, the Spinat children posing in the garden of their home in Antwerp, Doris (Dodi) Spinat dressed for a wedding, scenes depicting life at the La-Bas children's home in Aische-en-Refail led by the Association of Jews in Belgium, and a daughter of the Goffinet family which hid Doris Spinat in Péruwelz during the last weeks of the war.
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: 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 consists of: photos of Leon Meisel, his wife Rachel Goldstein and their children Catherine alias Katja and Philippe Meisel who were all deported and murdered ; a photo of family friend Florence Ciparisse who tried to rescue Philippe Meisel ; a photo of Sacha Goldstein, cousin of Rachel Goldstein, who visited Namur in the 1960s to look for traces of his deported relatives ; a business card of one of the Meisel-Goldstein family friends who assisted Sacha Goldstein in his search ; three letters from Sacha Goldstein to the Ciparisse sisters commemorating the deportation of his relatives and recounting his research ; three newspaper clippings on the death of abbé Joseph André, Righteous among the Nations from Namur.
This collection contains: two pieces of yellow cloth containing each three Belgian stars of David which were never cut from the fabric or worn ; two letters sent by relatives to Rachel Carolina Liwszyc while she was in hiding as Lina Pasqual ; a report on the history of the Liwszyc- Jagolkowska family written during the procedure to recognize rescuer Jeanne Periphanos as Righteous among the Nations ; the diploma of Righteous issued to Jeanne Periphanos in 2007 ; a letter signed by Yad Vashem confirming that the title of Righteous among the Nations was issued to Jeanne Periphanos ; a photo of the medal of Righteous awarded to Jeanne Periphanos
This collection contains : a declaration signed by Emile Dernivoy regarding the resistance activities of Hubert Henrotte and Emma Balay ; certificates of civil resistance awarded to Hubert Henrotte and Emma Balay by the Kingdom of Belgium ; a class picture of the fourth grade at the Bressoux communal school in 1936-1937, with among the pupils Louise Henrotte and five identified Jewish girls, including Estera Chana (Anna) Szlamowicz.
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 collections consists of: two lists containing the names of Jewish and non-Jewish persons rescued by Florent Goffaux and Hélène Indekeu ; declarations regarding the rescue of André Paradis, Antoine Gosselin, Heinz Basch and Henri Drouin (with photos) ; a declaration regarding the death of Jean Lekime ; a statement signed by Salomon Muller ; an honorary certificate issued by the Union des Anciens Détenus et Rescapés de la Caserne Dossin de Malines to Florent Goffaux, and a note regarding Hélène Indekeu’s certificate ; two medals given to Florent Goffaux and Hélène Indekeu by the Union des Anciens Détenus et Rescapés de la Caserne Dossin de Malines ; four documents regarding the 1980 ceremony organised by the Comité d’Hommage des Juifs de Belgique à leurs Héros et Sauveurs.
This collection consists of:
KD_00126_0001: Documents and photos regarding the Goezu-Samuel family, including pre-war photos of relatives ; the Belgian IDs of Markus Goezu and Charlotte Samuel ; a declaration of nationality for Markus Goezu ; a post-war statement by Arthur Pierre regarding the plundering of the Goezu-Samuel and Kremer-Samuel family home in 1943 ; wartime photos of André Goezu, Hugues alias Guy Goezu and their cousin Rosette Kremer while in hiding in Wuustwezel ; photos of their rescuers Petrus and Johanna Smeulders-Van Dijck and their granddaughter Godelieve Ceuppens ; documents regarding the recognition of the Smeulders-Van Dijck family as Righteous among the Nations ; documents regarding the business of Rosette Kremer’s father Abraham alias Adolf Kremer ; post-war documents regarding the recognition of the Goezu-Samuel family members as war victims ; post-war photos of André Goezu during his military training at the Dossin barracks in 1963.
KD_00126_0002: A series of 128 postcards from the Jewish community in Budapest dated 1913-1936, purchased by André Goezu as Judaica.
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
The collection contains seven photos of the Dreyfuss-Isenberg family and a prayer card commemorating rescuer Yvonne Veys as well as seven letters and two cards. Five letters and perhaps the two cards were sent by the Dreyfuss family, after they had moved to Leuven, to their former next-door neighbours, the Perck family. Two other letters were sent by the Dreyfuss family, while detained at the Dossin barracks, to their friends the Perck family and the Samuel family.
In this interview Dora Turksma talks about: her childhood in Antwerp ; daily life at Morpheusstraat where she and her mother lived ; moving around during the first years of the war ; denunciations by their neighbours ; going into hiding in a convent in Kontich and in a catholic school in Bruges ; her life after the war.
A diplomatic service passport issued by the Republic of Liberia, represented by Baron O. de Bogaerde, Minister Plenipotentiary, to Matus and Chaja Kugel-Rubin, granting them diplomatic immunity and allowing them to travel to Spain and Portugal. The passport also contains wartime visa for Italy and Monaco.
A diplomatic service passport issued by the Republic of Liberia, represented by Baron O. de Bogaerde, Minister Plenipotentiary, to Kelman Charles Mincberg, granting him diplomatic immunity and allowing them to travel to Spain and Portugal.
This collection contains a photo of David Pelc, two yellow stars bought but never worn by David Pelc, two pre-war and three post-war photos of Sonia Hailstone (alias Aimée Cuypers and Sonia Anoutchin), four forms sent by David Pelc and his cousin Jacob Peltz to Sonia's address, and the envelope in which Sonia kept the documents.
This collection contains: pre-war photos of Menasche alias Maximilian Brunner, his wife Esther Hollander, their children Dora and Henri Brunner, and the extended Brunner family ; wartime photos of the Brunner family while in hiding at Genval with the Balzat family ; a photo of Menasche alias Maximilian Brunner being reunited with his wife Esther Hollander and their son Henri at the Royal Circus in Brussels in 1945 ; war-time Red Cross membership card and ID card of Rosa Brunner ; advertisement stamp of Pension Brunner located in Heide ; Menasche alias Maximilian Brunner's Hungarian military certificate.
This collection contains a copy of the speeches regarding the rescue activities of Johannes Brans and Bertha Mertens (and of the following Belgian rescuers who were honored on the same day : Charles and Alida Pontus, Marie Suymens, Anne-Marie Suymens, Jean-François and Florentine Suymens, Philippe and Marie-Thérèse Culot); copies of five certificates signed by the Belgian state regarding the resistance activities of Johannes Brans and his wife Bertha Mertens; proclamation of recognition by the embassy of Israel and Yad Vashem.
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.