Vereeniging der Joden in België - Association des Juifs en Belgique. Front de l'Indépendance. Collection Association of Jews in Belgium. Independent Front. Collection

Identifier
KD_00011
Language of Description
English
Dates
1 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
Collection
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

13,203 digitised images (4,058 documents in 42 boxes)

Creator(s)

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 4,058 documents confiscated by the Front de l’Indépendance (Independent Front) at the offices of the Association of Jews in Belgium (AJB) – “Aide Spéciale Malines” [Special Assistance Mechelen department], after the liberation. The documents can be divided in five sections : - Correspondence of the AJB : between the leading committee and local committees, between local committees, between the AJB and German or Belgian officials, between the AJB and Suisse, German, French and Dutch organisations, etc. - Lists : e.g. employees of the AJB, Organisation Todt workers, Jews who received a convocation for forced labour (Arbeitseinsatzbefehl), packages and letters delivered to the Dossin barracks, etc. - Documents of the subdivisions responsible for education, interventions, “Aide Spéciale Malines”, social welfare, emigration, etc. - Correspondence and documents regarding the activities of the “Aide Spéciale Malines” department. - Financial files and accounting : salaries of the Organisation Todt workers, clearings, liquidations, budget, financial gifts, membership fees, etc.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected

System of Arrangement

A rudimentary inventory on file level is available upon request.

Finding Aids

  • A rudimentary inventory on file level is available upon request.

Existence and Location of Copies

  • Digital copy available as collection KD_00011 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 (Front de l’Indépendance).

Identifier
KD_00011
Language of Description
French
Dates
1 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
Fonds
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

4054 pièces (13 088 images digitales).

Creator(s)

Scope and Content

Ce fonds comprend de la correspondance de l’AJB, différentes listes notamment des employés de l’AJB, d’ouvriers pour l’Organisation Todt, de personnes convoquées à Malines, de colis. On notera également de la correspondance, des documents des services Enseignement, Intervention, Aide Spéciale Malines, Philanthropie et Émigration, etc.

Finding Aids

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

Process Info