Relieken - Reliques. Collection Relics

Identifier
KD_00005
Language of Description
English
Dates
1 Jan 1943 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
Collection
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

39,735 digitised images (3,065 envelopes containing documents)

Creator(s)

Scope and Content

The “Relics” collection comprises 3,065 envelopes. Each contains personal documents confiscated by the Aufnahme (camp administration) at the SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks) upon arrival of a detainee at the barracks. The documents range from photographs to letters, ID cards, university diplomas, marriage certificates, etc. Each envelope refers to a single detainee or a family. Most of these detainees were eventually deported via Transport XX to XXVI. No “Relics” exist for deportees from Transports I to XIX. However, several dozen of the envelopes contain documents of detainees who passed away at the Dossin barracks or who died at the Breendonk camp for political prisoners, who were released from the Dossin barracks or who were deported to smaller camps such as Buchenwald and Ravensbrück.

Accruals

No further accruals are to be expected

System of Arrangement

Alphabetically by last name

Finding Aids

  • A name index is available at the Kazerne Dossin documentation centre.

Related Units of Description

  • Several dozen photos from the Relics collection were digitally added to the "Give Them a Face" portrait collection (KD_00017).

Subjects

Relieken.

Identifier
KD_00005
Language of Description
Dutch
Dates
1 Jan 1943 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
Fonds
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

3048 enveloppes.

Creator(s)

Scope and Content

Dit bestand bestaat uit enkele duizenden omslagen met daarin de persoonlijke documenten die bij aankomst door de kampadministratie in beslag werden genomen. Het gaat o.a. om foto’s, brieven, identiteitsbewijzen, diploma’s, … die toebehoorden aan de gedeporteerden, overwegend uit de konvooien XX tot XXVI.

Finding Aids

  • Er zijn gedetailleerde toegangen voorhanden; opzoekingen gebeuren echter best in samenwerking met de archivarissen.

Process Info

Subjects