Give Them a Face portrait collection. Collection

Identifier
KD_00017
Language of Description
English
Dates
1 Jan 1880 - 31 Dec 1945
Level of Description
Fonds
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

over 19,650 digitised images (individual photos)

Creator(s)

Scope and Content

This collection contains over 19,650 portraits of Roma, Sinti and Jewish men, women and children from Belgium and the north of France, whom have been deported from the SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks) to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, Ravensbrück, Bergen-Belsen and Vittel between August 1942 and July 1944.

Accruals

Newly found pictures will be added upon digitisation.

System of Arrangement

Numerical per transport

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Digitally stored at Kazerne Dossin

Finding Aids

  • The name index of the Give Them a Face portrait collection is accessible at the Kazerne Dossin documentation center. It was also published in : ADRIAENS Ward e.a., Mecheln-Auschwitz, 1942-1944. List of names of the deportees, vol. IV, Brussels, 2009.

Existence and Location of Originals

  • State Archives, Brussels and other institutes or collections

Existence and Location of Copies

  • Yad Vashem and the USHMM (RG-65.024/2014.13)

Related Units of Description

  • 95% of all photos in the Give them a Face portrait collection were retrieved from the immigration file of the deportees, kept by the immigration authorities and currently stored at the State Archives, Brussels. The complete files were digitised by the Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance, and are catalogued as collection KD_00014. A second important source are the Relics, documents left behind at the SS-Sammellager Mecheln by the deportees which were deported via transports XX to XXVI, digitised by Kazerne Dossin and catalogued as collection KD_00005.

Subjects

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.

“Geef ze een gezicht”-verzameling.

Identifier
KD_00017
Language of Description
Dutch
Level of Description
Fonds
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

ca. 19000 afbeeldingen.

Creator(s)

Scope and Content

In deze verzameling vinden we foto’s van Joden en Roma uit België en Noord-Frankrijk die tussen 1942-1944 gedeporteerd werden vanuit de Kazerne Dossin. Ze werden verzameld naar aanleiding van het project Geef ze een gezicht (2005-2009), ter voorbereiding van het boek Mecheln-Auschwitz. De foto’s zelf zijn afkomstig uit verschillende archieven, zoals de individuele vreemdelingendossiers, de collectie Relieken, privéverzamelingen, … De collectie bevat intussen al meer foto’s dan in het boek gepubliceerd werden.

Finding Aids

  • Er zijn gedetailleerde toegangen voorhanden; opzoekingen gebeuren echter best in samenwerking met de archivarissen.

Process Info

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.