Country: Belgium
  1. SPF Justice. Service des Cultes et de la Laïcité. Dossiers du Culte israélite

    • Federal Public Service Justice. Department of Worship and Secularism. Files on the Jewish Religion

    The files relating to the Jewish religion originating from the "Worship Department" of the Ministry of Justice naturally fall within the scope of the powers exercised by department: namely, recognition of the Jewish religion, synagogues and local communities, relations between the State and representatives of the religion, appointments and salaries of rabbis and cantors and management of religious buildings. In fact, the fonds contains vital archives on the creation and management of all the country's synagogues as well as on the State's relations with the Central Consistory and most of the...

  2. Ministère des Affaires Economiques. Office belge de gestion et de liquidation)

    • Ministry of Economic Affairs. Belgian Administration and Liquidation Office

    This archival collection is of interest for three principle reasons. First, a study of the archives allows us to understand the establishment and operation of the Belgian Administration and Liquidation Office an organisation created by the State at the beginning of the Second World War for the management of Belgian property. Second, it also sheds light on the life of Belgians in London during the Second World War, through files other than those relating to the management of the Office, for example no. 114. Finally, a large number of the archives provides us with information on maritime tran...

  3. Ministère des Finances. Archives de Carl Requette, liquidateur du Commissariat belge au rapatriement

    • Ministry of Finance. Carl Requette Archives, liquidator of the Belgian Repatriation Commission

    The documents in this fonds are either the specific products of Carl Requette's activity as liquidator or copies and original documents collected by him to serve as debt instruments or documentation. They come from the archives of the Belgian Commission for Repatriation (C.B.R.) as well as files transmitted by the Ministry of Public Health concerning Minister Marteaux's "hospital re-equipment" operation. Within its limited volume, the fonds has a considerable documentary value. It shines a light on Carl Requette's work as liquidator, but also that of the C.B.R. By including the documents th...

  4. Ministère de la Justice. Administration de la Sûreté publique. Police des étrangers. Dossiers généraux 2e série (Versement 2003)

    • Department of Justice. Public Security Administration. Foreign Police. General Files Series 2 (2003 Transfer)

    This fonds is, above all, a source of information on the role of the State in Belgian society, although its wealth goes far beyond this particular aspect of Belgium's political and social history. All the activities in which foreigners were involved on Belgian territory are mentioned. This ranges from religious orders to circuses and musicians, as well as (universal) exhibitions. The establishment of foreign companies was also the responsibility of the Foreign Police. Moreover, a multitude of subjects concerning foreigners such as the carrying of weapons, gambling, education, etc. were deal...

  5. Ministère des Affaires économiques. Direction de l'organisation professionnelle

    • Ministry of Economic Affairs. Directorate of Professional Organisation

    The archives inventoried here constitute a mine of information for anyone interested in the organisation and operations of the Belgian economy under German occupation, economic collaboration, or the persecution of Jews.

  6. Administration de la Sûreté Publique. Service de la Police des Étrangers. Dossiers individuels ouverts entre 1835 et 1912 (nos 1 – 999.999).)

    • Public Security Administration. Foreign Police Department. Individual files opened between 1835 and 1912 (no. 1 - 999.999.999).

    The Foreign Police opened an individual file on each foreigner who entered the country. The files are numbered in the order assigned to them when they were first opened. These files generally consisted of: a declaration of registration in a municipality, references to the family and professional situation and the period during which the foreigner wished to remain in Belgium; relocations and changes of residence; civil status records, including marriage, birth and death certificates; the files dating back to the 19th century contain few photos except for the files of so-called "dangerous" fo...

  7. Awret-Spicker family. Collection

    This collection consists of: KD_00356_0001: Original items donated by Irene Spicker-Awret, including a war-time photo of her with friends, five oil paintings created by Irene during her internment at the Dossin barracks, a puppet and a drawing for the opera Carmen, both created by artist Leon (Lon) Landau while he was detained at the Dossin barracks. KD_00356_0002: Original items donated by Uziel Awret, son of Azriel Awret and Irene Spicker, including Irene’s war-time paint box and Azriel’s series of 37 post-war drawings on the Holocaust.

  8. Lewkowicz family. Collection

    This collection contains: the IDs of siblings Jakob Lewkowicz and Perla Lewkowicz; six photos of the Lewkowicz family including photos of the Lewkowicz family at the time of their migration to Belgium, photos of youngest daughter Rosine Regine Lewkowicz and photos of the Lewkowicz children with friends.

  9. De Waele-Godschalk family. Collection

    This collection contains original documents, digital copies of photographs and documents, an audio recording and a book regarding the Godschalk-Tokkie family, including: 25 pre-war and 2 post-war photos of family members, marriage certificates, residence and work permits, vaccination certificates, an audio file commemorating Judith Godschalk, a death notice of Sara Tokkie, documents regarding the release of Elisabeth Godschalk from the SS-Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks), a copy of Samuel Godschalk’s death certificate, post-war documents regarding Elisabeth Godschalk’s estate and war d...

  10. Spinat-Toledano family. Collection

    This collection contains 34 photos, including : the Spinat children relaxing on the balcony of the family home in Antwerp, the Spinat children playing in the snow and with a dog, the Spinat children posing in the garden of their home in Antwerp, Doris (Dodi) Spinat dressed for a wedding, scenes depicting life at the La-Bas children's home in Aische-en-Refail led by the Association of Jews in Belgium, and a daughter of the Goffinet family which hid Doris Spinat in Péruwelz during the last weeks of the war.

  11. Fischer-Guidalevitch family. Collection

    The Fischer-Guidalevitch family collection contains 29 digitised images showing Eleonora Guidalevitch with family members at the beach in France, pictures of Eleonora Guidalevitch and her future husband Willy Fischer in the park, a wedding photo of Eleonora Guidalevitch and Willy Fischer, and pictures of Philippe André Fischer as a baby and as a todler.

  12. Hakker-Wach family. Collection

    This collection contains four biscuit boxes with prints referring to "Antwerpse handjes", the cookie invented by Joseph Hakker, grandfather of the donor ; seven baking tins used in the Hakker bakery, including a mould to cut "Antwerpse handjes" ; three tablecloths from Phylis Wach's trousseau ; three pieces of table silver owned by Phylis's father Wolf Wach ; documents including adds published by the Hakker bakery, several postcards sent from the Dossin barracks and the Drancy transit camp, and a booklet with notes on the illness of his mother Rachel Simons by Simon Hakker ; photos illustra...

  13. Items of the Belgian police force. Collection

    This collection consists of: the uniform (trousers, belt, jacket and cap) worn by the Mechelen police corps in 1931-1951 (probably the Interbellum); a war-time white helmet worn by the Antwerp police corps; a black helmet worn by the Antwerp police corps from the First World War until 1942; a white helmet worn by the Deurne police corps from 1942 until the 1960s; a cap introduced by the German occupying authorities and worn by the Antwerp police corps in 1940-1944; a file with documents on the Mobile Police Brigade in Mechelen, 1943-1944.

  14. Dreyfuss-Isenberg family. Collection

    The collection contains six letters. Four were sent by the Dreyfuss family, after they had moved to Leuven, to their former next-door neighbours, the Perck family. Two others were sent by the Dreyfuss family, while detained at the Dossin barracks, to their friends the Perck family and the Samuel family.

  15. Gorren-Gelernter family. Collection

    The collection contains: four pre-war photos of Hinda (Henriette) Gelernter including a picture taken at the Université Libre de Bruxelles or ULB (Free University of Brussels) where she studied; a page from Hinda (Henriette) Gelernter's admission papers for the University of Warsaw; a student admission card for the bacteriology course at the faculty of medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles or ULB (Free University of Brussels); a letter with instructions sent by Jean Gorren to his wife Hinda (Henriette) Gelernter while she was detained at the Dossin barracks; copies of Jean Gorren’s ...

  16. Fischler-Hollander family. Collection

    This collection contains: 177 postcards sent by family members and friends from Antwerp to Abraham Fischler in Portugal in 1940-1941; documents regarding Abraham Fischler’s stay in Portugal and Cuba, including visa; a postcard sent in May 1945 by Abraham Fischler while in Cuba to his parents’ house in Antwerp, unaware of their deportation; post-war correspondence between Abraham Fischler in Cuba and family members and neighbours in Antwerp regarding the fate of Abraham’s parents Mojzesz Fischler and Serka Hollander and his siblings Sonia Laja, Hudes, Beila Ruchla, Munisz and Jozef Fischler;...

  17. Karny-Chamech family. Collection

    This collection contains: pre-war photos of the Karny-Chamech family from Liège ; a group photo of the Comité de l'Union Sioniste de Liège, 1928 ; pre-war photos of Léa Karny, her future husband Stanislas Gol and her future brother-in-law Samson Ajzenberg while in medical school ; war-time photos of Léa Karny and husband Stanislas Gol in Portugal ; photos of Stanislas Gol, husband of Léa Karny, while serving in the Brigade Piron ; war-time photos of Jean Gol, son of Léa Karny and Stanislas Gol ; post-war photos of meetings of the Brigade Piron ; military documents of Stanislas Gol and Samso...

  18. Dierickx-Tallieu family. Collection

    This collection contains a photo of Paula Tallieu, a biography of Paula Tallieu by her son Michel Dierickx and two post-war certificates granted by Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder and by General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower to Paula Tallieu for her aid to allied airmen during the Second World War.

  19. Looft (Louft) family. Collection

    This collection contains pre-war passport photos from Looft (Louft) family members, including Marcus Looft, his brother Mozes Louft, his sister Betsy Louft and their mother Braine Bolda; pre-war holiday photos; a pre-war school picture including Marcus Looft; wedding photos of Marcus’s best friend Maurice (unidentified); a wedding photo of Betsy Louft and Maurice Poznanski; post-war family pictures of Marcus Looft with his wife Constance Van Beek and their daughter Liliane; post-war family photos of hidden child Mina Poznanski (alias Louft, adopted Bols); a photo of Mozes Louft’s tombstone;...

  20. Erlich-Liberman family. Collection

    This collection contains an audio interview of Anna Erlich-Liberman and 22 photos of : the Liberman-Weinberg family, including their three daughters Bertha, Julia and Rosalia Liberman ; siblings Anna and Rosa Erlich ; Vital Bertrand Lieberman and comrades at the Les Mazures camp in France ; Anna Erlich and her friends at the home of the Jewish Association (AJB or Jewish Council) in Lasne ; pre-war photos of Erlich and Liberman family members whom remained in Poland ; pre-war photo of Fryda Liberman ; post-war photos of Anna Erlich, her husband Vital Bertrand Lieberman and other family membe...