Index cards on Jews from Belgium interned in or deported from France. Collection Fichier Drancy

Language of Description
1 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1955
Level of Description
  • German, French, Dutch
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

35,888 digitised images (index cards)


Scope and Content

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.


No further accruals are to be expected

System of Arrangement

Alphabetically by surname and first name

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Digitally stored at Kazerne Dossin

Finding Aids

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

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Archives Service for War Victims – State Archives of Belgium, Brussels

Existence and Location of Copies

  • Digital copy available as collection KD_00006 at Kazerne Dossin

Related Units of Description

  • Kazerne Dossin used the fichier Drancy as a starting point to compile the list of Jews living in Belgium and deported from France, published in 2015. Photos of the deportees represented in this archival subseries are part of the Give them a Face (France) portrait collection (KD_00350).


This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.