Jodenregister van Antwerpen. Collection Jewish Register of Antwerp

Language of Description
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
  • Dutch
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

20,058 digitised images (10,029 forms)


Scope and Content

The German decree of 28 October 1940 made it compulsory for all Jews from the age of 15 to register in the Jewish register of the municipality where they officially lived. The names of younger children were added to the forms of the parents (in most cases the copy of the father). Each form has room for the following information : surname, first names, date and place of birth, profession, nationality, religion, date of arrival in Belgium, the country of migration, successive addresses, date and place of registration, and the person’s signature, but also name, date and place of birth and religion of the spouse, the parents, the grandparents and the children. However, in case of the Jewish Register of Antwerp in most cases only surname, first names, date and place of birth, nationality, successive addresses, date of arrival in Belgium and the names of children were filled out.


No further accruals are to be expected

System of Arrangement

Alphabetically by surname

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Digitally stored at Kazerne Dossin

Finding Aids

  • Access to the name index, containing the names of all persons older than 15 who registered, is available at the Kazerne Dossin documentation centre.

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Centraal Beheer voor Joodse Weldadigheid en Maatschappelijk Hulpbetoon [Central Bureau for Jewish Welfare and Social Aid], Antwerp

Related Units of Description

  • Since the Belgian municipalities kept the original forms while sending copies to the Sicherheitsdienst in Brussels, some of the municipalities still have their original Jewish registers. Kazerne Dossin digitised several of these series (Zonhoven, Diepenbeek, Jette, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean) and added them to its catalogue under a separate call number. The complete Jewish Register of Belgium, consisting of copies of the forms sent to the Sicherheitsdienst in Brussels, is catalogued as KD_00008.



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