Registre des Juifs de Belgique - Jodenregister van België. Series Jewish register of Belgium

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

Extent and Medium

83,477 digitised images : 217 binders containing ca. 45,000 registration 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. Most of the time not all the information was filled out during the registration process. The Jewish register of Belgium contains ca. 45,000 registration forms from more than 250 municipalities. The registers of Charleroi, Liège (Lüttich/Luik) and Mons (Bergen) are missing.


No further accruals are to be expected.

System of Arrangement

Alphabetically by municipality, then 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. The addition of the names of children is an ongoing process.

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Jewish Museum of Belgium, Brussels - The municipalities of Charleroi, Liège (Lüttich/Luik) and Mons are missing from the series.

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 seperate call number.


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.