Betti Blaugrund. Collection

Language of Description
1 Jan 1910 - 31 Dec 2015
Level of Description
  • Dutch, French, English, Hebrew
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

1 interview (3 parts) and 349 digitised images (260 photos, 22 documents, 1 newspaper and 6 objects)


Scope and Content

This collection contains : a children's desk and chair used by Aline and Jacques Klajn before their deportation in October 1942 ; clogs carved for Betti Blaugrund by Louis Ceulemans while she was in hiding at the Ceulemans-Gryson farm in Aarschot ; a pre-war suitcase used by Betti Blaugrund’s family to store photos ; photos of the extended Blaugrund-Berlinski family, including photos of the Klajn-Berlinski family, the Berlinski-Frenkiel family and the Guzy-Berlinski family ; pre-war photos of family vacations at the Belgian coast ; wartime photos of Betti Blaugrund with Louis and Odile Ceulemans-Gryson who hid her at their farm in Aarschot ; post-war photos of Betti Blaugrund with her rescuers ; documents regarding Betti Blaugrund’s rescuers Louis and Odile Ceulemans-Gryson ; documents regarding Betti’s paternal uncle Szymon Blaugrund, his wife Charlotte Danzig and their children, taken from them upon arrival at the Dossin barracks in 1943 and returned by the Ministry of Public Health to Betti Blaugrund in 2000.


Further items will be added to the collection upon digitisation.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The children's desk and chair are constructed in wood and were manufactured by Torck.

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Betti Blaugrund, Private collection, Belgium ; Kazerne Dossin, Mechelen

Existence and Location of Copies

  • Digital copy available as collection KD_00565 at Kazerne Dossin

Related Units of Description

  • The photos of Aline Klajn, Jacques Klajn and Charlotte Guzy from this collection have been added to the Give them a Face portrait collection (KD_00017) and the commemoration wall at the Kazerne Dossin museum.


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.