Selected papers of Georges Theunis

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2011.38
  • RG-65.021M
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
  • French
  • Flemish
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

1,047 digital images, JPEG

2 microfilm reels (digitized), 35 mm


Biographical History

Georges Emile Léonard Theunis (1873- 1966) was the 24th Prime Minister of Belgium from 16 December 1921 to 13 May 1925 and again from 20 November 1934 to 25 March 1935. He was a governor of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) from1941 until 1944. During World War II he served as a special ambassador to the United States of America. In 1941, he was appointed agovernor of the National Bank of Belgium by the Pierlot government in exile at London instead of Albert Goffin who had been appointed by a Secretary General Plisnier. On his return to Belgium after the war, he resigned as a governor of the NBB.

Archival History

Archives générales du Royaume (Belgium)


Source of acquisition is the Archives générales du Royaume (Belgium); records created and collected by GeorgesTheunis during German occupation. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection from the National Archives of Belgium via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s International Archives Project in Jan. 2011.

Scope and Content

Contains selected papers of Georges Theunis, former Prime Minister and ambassador in New York during the German occupation of Belgium and one of the most influential representatives of his country. Collection includes records relating to the World Jewish Congress, Joint Distribution Committee, refugees, the Belgian War Relief Society, the situation in the occupied countries 1940-45, and repatriation of displaced persons.

System of Arrangement

Arrangement is thematic.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Archives générales du Royaume (Belgium)


Corporate Bodies



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