Membership forms of the Vereeniging der Joden in België - Association des Juifs en Belgique. Series Membership forms of the Association of Jews in Belgium

Language of Description
1 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
  • Dutch, French
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Extent and Medium

12,137 digital images (12,102 documents)


Scope and Content

The collection "membership forms of the Association of Jews in Belgium" contains digitised copies of ca. 12,000 registration forms filled in by Jewish families in Belgium, which became members of this organisation as was required after the decree of 25 November 1941. Each form consists of the names of every family member living under the same roof, their dates and places of birth, their date of immigration, their faith, their profession, the family address, the number of rooms in the house and the property owner.


No further accruals are to be expected.

System of Arrangement

Alphabetical, (by city, then by street).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

File 410 physically stored at Kazerne Dossin (one acid-free storage box). Other files digitally stored at Kazerne Dossin

Finding Aids

  • A city and street index, created by the Belgian Commission for the Restitution of Jewish Property (commission Buysse), is available at the Kazerne Dossin documentation centre. Index of the Fonds Beeckmans created by Cegesoma researcher dr. Lieven Saerens

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Cegesoma, Brussels, AA1314 (files 374-411) Kazerne Dossin, Mechelen, KD_00009 (file 410)

Related Units of Description

  • The archive of the Association of Jews in Belgium (AJB) was physically divided into three units during and after the war. A copy of the original membership forms is now part of the Fonds Beeckmans, stored at the Cegesoma in Brussels. The files of the AJB Service Special Assistance Mechelen (Dossin barracks) were in 1944 seized by the Belgian resistance and are now stored at Kazerne Dossin (KD_00011). The remaining organisational files of the AJB were stored by the "Centre National des Hautes Etudes Juives - Institut Martin Buber", before being transferred to the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance (KD_00010). The JMDR has digitized all three collections and thus tries to digitally restore the original AJB archives.

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.