Alexandre Gourary. Collection

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

Extent and Medium

150 digitised images (29 documents, 84 photos, 3 magazines, 5 precious prints and 3 objects)


Scope and Content

This collection contains three issues of « La Voix Internationale de la Résistance » ; two photos of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen ; seven photos of tombstones of Jewish resistance fighters who were killed in action or executed and were buried at the Tir National (National shooting range) in Brussels ; 74 photos and photonegatives depicting the armed Mouvement national belge (MNB) liberating Antwerp, protecting the harbour and undertaking military exercises ; a Sten machine gun and a hand grenade used by Alexandre Gourary while guarding the port of Antwerp ; a jacket worn by Alexandre Gourary as a member of the MNB ; twenty-seven documents including several post-war membership cards of the MNB, certificates proving Alexandre Gourary’s involvement in underground press, post-war correspondence between major Wilhelm von Hahn on the one hand and Elisabeth Trainin and Arthur Kohn on the other discussing Von Hahn’s anti-Nazi actions, Alexandre Gourary’s work permit for the retirement home Scheut in Anderlecht, and post-war documents of the Fédération Nationale des Anciens Combattants et Résistants Juifs de Belgique.


No further accruals are to be expected.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The Stern submachine gun (KD_00065_A000951) and the hand grenade (KD_00065_A000952) were defused.

Related Units of Description

  • The Jewish Museum of Belgium, Brussels, houses part of the Gourary family collection, containing documents and photos referring to Alexandre Gourary's involvement in social and Zionist organisations (BE / MJB / Archives Alexandre Gourary). Kazerne Dossin holds a separate collection created by Alexandre Gourary's brother Samuel Georges Gourary (KD_00371).



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.