Archives of the Comite Juif Belge (Belgian Jewish Council) during the Holocaust.

Identifier
M.22
Language of Description
English
Dates
1 Jan 1943 - 31 Dec 1949
Level of Description
Fonds
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

10 files.

Creator(s)

Scope and Content

In this fonds we firstly point out several files containing correspondence, namely correspondence of the Belgian Jewish Committee regarding the search for relatives (nr. 8; years 1944-1945), with various organisations concerning economic aid to the Jews in Belgium (nr. 1; 1943-1949) and with the Belgian Government in Exile and various organisations regarding donations and financial aid to the Belgian Jews (nr. 2; 1943-1945); correspondence and texts of speeches of Camille Huysmans regarding the Belgian diamond industry (nr. 3; 1943-1944) and correspondence of Henry Untermans concerning the rescue of Mrs. Perlberger and her three sons from Bergen-Belsen (nr. 4; 1943-1945). Nr. 6 contains documentation of the Committee with regards to the collection and transfer of donations to needy Jews in Belgium. In nr. 5 we find protocols of meetings of the Belgian Jewish Committee (regarding budgets, donations, the situation of Belgian Jews after the war) covering the years 1943-1945. Documents such as protocols, reports and correspondence of the Committee with various organisations in England and Belgium concerning the rehabilitation of the Jewish community can be found in nr. 7 (1943-1945). In nr. 9 we find lists of survivors, donors or deported, missing and deceased Jews from Belgium and the Netherlands, prepared by the Committee (1944-1945). Lastly, nr. 10 contains a telephone directory with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of members of the Committee in London.

Finding Aids

  • There is an inventory (in English), cfr. C. HAFT, Yad Vashem Central Archives. The Comité Belge (London) Archives (Record group M-22), Jerusalem, 1975. A more detailed and up to date description of the archive can be found via the Digital Collections database at http://collections1.yadvashem.org/.

Process Info

Subjects

M.22 - ארכיון ועד יהודי בלגיה בלונדון, (Comite Juif Belge) בתקופת השואה

Identifier
M.22
Language of Description
Hebrew
Level of Description
Record group
Source
EHRI Partner

Creator(s)

Biographical History

ה- נוסד ב- הפקידים שלו היו הבאים: יו"ר: גזבר: סגן: מזכיר ראשית: מזכירים: , , , , .

מטרת הארגון היתה להעניק עזרה ליהודים אשר לפני הפלישה הגרמנית לבלגיה היו תושבים בבלגיה, בין אם אזרחים ובין אם לא. ולעזור בשיקומם וחזרתם למולדת.

הועד היהודי הבלגי הוכר באופן רשמי על ידי הממשלה הבלגית הגולה בלונדון. הארגון לקח על עצמו גם לשקם את תעשיית היהלומים בבלגיה מאחר ויהודים רבים ששימשו כסוחרים ויהלומנים נמלטו מהמדינה מחשש הרדיפות, דבר שפגע אנושות בכלכלה הבלגית.

The Comite Belge was an affiliate of the World Jewish Congress and was in contact with Jewish communities in several countries.

הועד סייע גם ליהודים במסתור בבלגיה בזמן הכיבוש, וגייס כספים לעזרתם ולעזרת אלה שנמלטו מחוץ למדינה ועבור מי שחזרו מהמחנות. הילדים קיבלו תשומת לב עיקרית של הועד, בחיפוש של קרוביהם, שיקום הקהילה היהודית בבלגיה ובבניית חיים יהודים בחזרה בבלגיה.

Archival History

האוסף הועבר ליד ושם ב- על ידי

Scope and Content

ארכיון ועד יהודי בלגיה בלונדון, (Comite Juif Belge) בתקופת השואה ועד יהודי בלגיה נוסד בידי מר הרמן שמיסה ב-London ב-1943 ונטמע בקונגרס היהודי העולמי ב-1944. בכלל התיעוד התכתבות עם מוסדות יהודיים שונים בבלגיה, בבריטניה, בארה"ב ועם ממשלת בלגיה הגולה בנוגע לדרכי הסיוע ליהודי בלגיה. כמו כן, בארכיון גם רשימות מגורשים וניצולים.

Existence and Location of Originals

  • התיעוד המקורי של חטיבה זו נמצא בארכיון יד ושם

Process Info

  • ארכיון יד ושם

Places

M.22 - Archives of the Comite Juif Belge (Belgian Jewish Council) during the Holocaust

Identifier
M.22
Language of Description
English
Level of Description
Record group
Source
EHRI Partner

Creator(s)

Biographical History

The was established in Its officers were as follows: Chairman: Treasurer: Vice T. E.: Gen. Sec.: Sec.: , , , , .

The purpose of the Association was to give aid to those Jews who, before the invasion of Belgium, had been residents of that country, whether citizens or not, and to help in their rehabilitation and/or repatriation.

The Comite Juif was officialy recognized by the government of Belgium in London. The organization also undertook the re-establish th diamond industry in Belgium, since many Jewish merchants and cutters had left the country to avoid persecution, and this had severly limited the flourishing of an important sector of the Belgian economy.

The Comite Belge was an affiliate of the World Jewish Congress and was in contact with Jewish communities in several countries.

The Comite also preferred to help Jews in hiding in Belgium during the occupation, and undertook major fund raising to assist these Jews and also those who fled to other countries and those coming back from camps. Children were a special concern of the Comite, as were the search for relatives, succor in re-establishing religious institutions, and in making Jewish life possible once again in Belgium.

Archival History

The collection was transferred to Yad Vashem in Feb. 1960 by The Jewish Record Office, London

Scope and Content

M.22 - Archives of the Comite Juif Belge (Belgian Jewish Council) during the Holocaust The Comite Juif Belge (Belgian Jewish Council) was established, in London in 1943 by Mr. Herman Schamissa, and it affiliated itself with the World Jewish Congress in 1944. The documentation includes correspondence with various Jewish institutions in Belgium, England, the United States and the Belgian Government in Exile regarding ways of assisting the Jews of Belgium. The archive also includes lists of deportees and survivors.

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Originals held by Yad Vashem

Process Info

  • Yad Vashem Archives

Places

M.22 - Archives of the Comite Juif Belge (Belgian Jewish Belgian Jewish Committee during the Holocau

Identifier
M.22
Language of Description
English
Dates
29 Dec 2013
Level of Description
Record group
Languages
  • English
  • French
Source
EHRI

Extent and Medium

10 files

Creator(s)

Biographical History

The Comite Juif Belge (Belgian Jewish Committee) was established, in London in 1943 by Mr. Herman Schamisso, and it affiliated itself with the World Jewish Congress in 1944.

Scope and Content

The documentation includes correspondence with various Jewish institutions in Belgium, England, the United States and the Belgian Government in Exile regarding ways of assisting the Jews of Belgium. The archive also includes lists of deportees and survivors.

Finding Aids

  • Description of files available on IDEA ALM System at yad vashem Archives reading room and on the YV website

Existence and Location of Originals

  • YV archives

Archivist Note

JL according to the RG description in the YV system

Dates of Descriptions

20-05-2012

Corporate Bodies

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