Personal documentation on Jewish life in Belgium during the Holocaust.

Identifier
O.29.3
Language of Description
English
Level of Description
Fonds
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

ca. 150 files.

Scope and Content

This fonds contains various documents (in many cases, copies) pertaining to the fate of the Jews in Belgium during the Second World War – including copies of the newspaper Le Flambeau, a list of Jewish children hidden by the Comité de Défense des Juifs, lists of resistance fighters, documents concerning war criminals, … and many other copies documents from archives kept by various organisations and institutions in Belgium.

Finding Aids

  • The only finding aid is an undated hand-written list in Hebrew.

Process Info

Subjects

Documentation regarding the Jews of Belgium mainly during the Holocaust period

Identifier
O.29.3
Language of Description
English
Level of Description
Sub-group
Languages
  • French
  • Hebrew
Scripts
  • Hebrew
  • Latin
Source
EHRI

Extent and Medium

123 files New documantation is added to this collection on regular basis

Creator(s)

Archival History

Some of the documentation in this Record Group was submitted by Serge and Beate Klarsfeld

Scope and Content

In the Record Group there is documentation that was submitted to Yad Vashem by private people including personal documents from the war period, lists of various kinds, letters and other types of documentation reflecting Jewish life in Belgium and the persecution of the Jews during the Holocaust period. In the Record Group there is documentation regarding the rescue of Jews, the Belgian underground and participation of Jews in the underground, activities of the Association des Juifs en Belgique (AJB - Association of Jews in Belgium) as well as documentation regarding the Mechlen transit camp.

Finding Aids

  • Description of the files are available on IDEA ALM system at Yad Vashem Archives reading room

Existence and Location of Originals

  • YV archives Private People

Archivist Note

JL according to the RG description in the YV system

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0

Dates of Descriptions

2014--6-12