Vereeniging der Joden in België - Association des Juifs en Belgique. Institut Martin Buber. Collection Association of Jews in Belgium. Martin Buber Institute. Collection

Identifier
KD_00010
Language of Description
English
Dates
1 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
Collection
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

74,258 digitised images (3,497 documents in 118 boxes)

Creator(s)

Scope and Content

The archives of the Association of Jews in Belgium (AJB), donated to the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance by the Martin Buber Institute, contain almost 3,500 documents which cover over 40 topics, including : copies of German decrees, the statutes and procedures of the AJB, files of the general and local committees (Brussels, Antwerp, Liège and smaller cities), interventions by the AJB with the German authorities, population registration, Jewish schools and children’s homes, the Arbeitseinsatz (forced labour) for Organisation Todt (France), convocations for the SS-Sammellager Mecheln / Dossin barracks (including release or visit requests), correspondence received from camps in the east, Jewish property and economy, elderly and childcare, mixed marriages and research on Arian descent, Jews with special status (Hungarian, Russian and Turkish), social welfare, prisons, the Breendonk camp, Commission for Public Aid, the German-Palestinian exchange, correspondence with organisations or persons abroad, with the Public Safety Office and with Belgian authorities, interventions, the Jewish Placing Service, Red Cross, Winter Aid, financial records, contributions, gifts, Sperrstunden Ausweiss, German documents and post-war documents. The collection also includes the journal of AJB leader Salomon Van den Berg and a report by AJB leader Maurice Benedictus on the situation of Jews in Belgium in 1940-1942.

Accruals

No further accruals are to be expected

System of Arrangement

The files were organised per topic. A rudimentary inventory on file level is available upon request.

Finding Aids

  • A rudimentary inventory on file level is available upon request. Item descriptions were drafted by dr. Laurence Schram.

Existence and Location of Copies

  • Digital copy available as collection KD_00010 at Kazerne Dossin

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 (KD_00009). The files of the AJB Service Special Assistance Mechelen (Dossin barracks) were in 1944 seized by the Belgian resistance, (Independent Front), were stored at the Nationel Museum of the Resistance (NMR) in Brussels 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 digitised all three collections and thus tries to digitally restore the original AJB archives.

Subjects

Places

Archives de l’Association des Juifs en Belgique (Institut Martin Buber).

Identifier
KD_00010
Language of Description
French
Dates
1 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
Fonds
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

193 classeurs et fardes, 32 dossiers, 32 fardes.

Creator(s)

Scope and Content

Ce fonds comprend les archives de l’AJB. On y trouvera des pièces relatives aux ordonnances allemandes, des listes du personnel, une importante correspondance, notamment avec la Sipo-SD, avec l’OFK, de la correspondance du rabbin Ullmann, des documents comptables, des pièces émanant du comité directeur, des pièces liées à la “question juive”, des documents relatifs à l’enseignement, des fiches de salaires des enseignants, des pièces relatives aux salaires, à l’oeuvre de secours, des dons, aux problèmes de cotisation au sein de l’AJB, aux décès, des pièces relatives aux communautés israélites, aux Juifs Allemands, aux Juifs Sud-Américains, des pièces relatives à l’orphelinat israélite, à la bienfaisance, au Bikur Cholim (visite aux malades), à l’Organisation Todt, à l’OCIS, des demandes d’informations, des courriers des camps, aux institutions suisses, aux instances belges, au Comité juif d’épuration de Bruxelles, au Judenrat en Pologne, au Joodsche Raad voor Amsterdam, à l’HIAS/ICA/HICEM/CPAJR, des colis vers Malines et Breendonk, des pièces relatives au Comité Local de l’AJB à Bruxelles et à Anvers, des documents relatifs au port de l’étoile jaune, à la mise au travail dans le Nord de la France.

Finding Aids

  • Fichier MS Excel détaillant pièce par pièce le contenu du fonds.

Process Info

Subjects