David Trotsky Collection.

USA / YIVO / RG 235
Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • RG 235
1 Jan 1907 - 31 Dec 1940
Level of Description
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

63 folders (ca. 1 l.m.).


Scope and Content

This fonds contains documents concerning the Jewish communities in Belgium (mainly Antwerp and Brussels) during the interwar period, collected by David Trotsky. The bulk of the material is dated 1920-1938. We mostly find printed matter (newsletters, posters, flyers, …), circulars, reports, membership cards, invitations, election materials, clippings, … covering virtually all aspects of Jewish political, social, cultural, economic and religious life. We note files on the Zionist Federation of Belgium (file nr. 1); the Zionist Association of Brussels (nrs. 2-3); other Zionist groups (i.a. Zeire Zion, Hehalutz, Merkaz Sioniste de Bruxelles, Haldi, Beis am Zeire Zion, Haoved, Hathiah, Kadima, …; nrs. 4-5); Agudath Zion Brussels and Antwerp (nr. 6); Mizrachi (Nashei Mizrachi, Histadruth Mizrachi, … ; nr. 7); Zionist youth organisations (Zeire Ha’am, Hanoar Hazioni, Fédération de la Jeunesse sioniste de Belgique, …; nr. 8); Poale Zion, Zeire Zion and Jewish Socialist Party (nr. 9-10), Zionist-Revisionist organisations (Jewish State Party, Awukah, Menorah, B’rith Trumpeldor, …; nr. 11); materials on the Zionist elections (nr. 12); WIZO (nr. 13), Dror (nr. 14), Hashomer Hatzair Brussels and Antwerp (nr. 15); Linke Poale Zion (nr. 16); Keren Kayemeth Leisrael and Keren Hayesod (nrs. 17A and 17B); Bundist organisations (Tsukunft, Medem Club, …; nr. 18); communist and related organisations (Gezerd, Prokor, … ; nrs. 19-21); unions and professional organisations of Jewish workers, artisans and small manufacturers and traders (nr. 22-25); unemployment (nr. 25); Jewish schools (Y.L. Peretz school, … ; nr. 26); Jewish People’s Club [Folks-klub?] (nr. 27); Children’s Friend Society [Kinderfraynd?] (nr. 28); sport clubs (JASK, Maccabi, … ; nr. 30); libraries, Yiddish theater and film, concerts, art exhibitions, cultural organisations (nrs. 29, 31-33, 35-36); Jewish student associations (nr. 34); Jewish press (nr. 37); Agudath Israel (nr. 38); circulars from the Belgian Rabbinate (nr. 39), Talmud Torahs (nr. 40); Machsike Hadass including the Yeshiva Etz Hayim (nr. 41); Beth Lechem (nr. 42); synagogues, study houses and minyonim (nr. 43), Ezra (nr. 44); Jesode-Hatora school (nr. 45); various religious filantropic societies and related materials (nr. 46-47); Ezras Yoldos Aniyos Ladies'Aid Society (nr. 48); material from Jewish communities in the provinces (towns of Liège, Charleroi; nr. 49); the Association of Polish Jews (nr. 50); Landsleit (nr. 51); newspapers clippings, anti-Semitic propaganda, and materials on the boycott of Nazi Germany and the fight against anti-Semitism (nrs. 52-55); the Conseil d’Associations juives (nrs. 56A and 56B); University Circle (nrs. 57A and 57B); Association of German-Jewish Refugees (nr. 58), missionaries (nr. 60) and various other materials (nr. 59).

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