Holding Institution: The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People Jerusalem / הארכיון לתולדות העם היהודי, ירושלים
  1. The Far Eastern Jewish Central Information Bureau (DALJEWCIB), Harbin, Shanghai, Personal files.

    This fonds contains individual files of potential emigrants applying to the Hilfsverein der Juden in Deutschland (Relief Organization of German Jews) for assistance in emigrating to Harbin and Shanghai, between 1938 and 1940. These emigrants were in majority German and Polish Jews, who lived in Germany, Austria, but also in other European countries, including Belgium. This fonds contains about 3000 personal files. The size and content of a file may vary, from just one letter to a rich correspondence, photographs, biographies, recommendations and forms filled in by potential emigrants (often...

  2. Archiv der Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien, Teil II.

    In this fonds we find important files concerning the emigration of Viennese Jews (particularly children) to Belgium, mostly during the years 1938-1939. We firstly note files and series of a general nature, such as correspondence and telegrams regarding individual refugees, notes and reports on general emigration matters, brochures, series of questionnaires (concerning financial aid to émigrés, or questionnaires filled in by candidates), statistics, lists and reports on emigration (often ordered by target country), … For instance, in the subsection “emigration of children” (Kinderauswanderun...

  3. ORT Photo Collection.

    This fonds contains photographs from the photo collection of the ORT headquarters in London. The photographs depicting ORT activities in Belgium bear the reference code “ORT/PH 22”. There are 97 photographs and 8 photo albums in total related to Belgium (see photos [ORT/PH] 22/001 to [ORT/PH] 22/105). The large majority of the material relates to ORT work in Brussels and Antwerp; there is 1 photo album concerning the “Farming school” (hachsharah center) in Kessel-Lo (22/007). We firstly note pictures/albums on classes organised for both children, young men and adults concerning dressmaking ...

  4. Collection Rabbi Salomon Ullmann.

    This fonds includes correspondence of the Chief Rabbi of Belgium during the Second World War (as representative and head of the Vereniging der Joden in België – Association des Juifs en Belgique) including a list of Jewish teachers in Brussels, a list of Jews from Ghent, and correspondence with imprisoned Jews in internment camps in Limburg. This fonds also includes documents such as activity reports and statutes of the Association des Juifs en Belgique, reports on the situation of the Jews in Belgium during the occupation (written in Lisbon by Maurice Benedictus), reports written by the Ch...

  5. Private collection Izak (Isaac) Haim Prins.

    This collection includes thousands of notes written by Isaac Prins, a large quantity of newspaper clippings and a lot of material on Dutch and Belgian Jews, topics in which Prins was very interested. One will find documents such as newspaper clippings, reports of activities, correspondence, notes, manuscripts and publications concerning the Jews in Belgium from the 16th century onwards, although most of the documentation pertains to the interwar years, the Second World War and post-war period. We find documents pertaining to onomastics, such as a telephone directory from Antwerp and the pro...

  6. British OSE (Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants) Society, Old Photographs.

    This fonds contains old photographs of the British OSE, including a few pictures pertaining to Belgium. We firstly note 3 undated files with photographs titled “Belgium. Tent camp”: files 15/001, 15/002 and 15/003. Two undated files are described as “Belgium. Medical treatment”; see 15/004 and 15/005.

  7. The Far Eastern Jewish Central Information Bureau (DALJEWCIB), Harbin-Shanghai.

    This fonds mainly contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports and notes. We find five series: the outgoing letters and cables sent to individuals and organisations (1918-1947), the letters and cables received from organisations and activists (1918-1938), general correspondence with various organisations (1935-1947), various documents such as lists of refugees, and a last series consisting of emigration applications (1938-1939). The Far Eastern Jewish Central Information Bureau corresponded notably with HICEM Brussels and the Service of Transmigration of the CARJ in Brussels in 193...

  8. United Restitution Organisation (URO) London – Administration Files.

    This fonds contains documents produced by the URO office in London. One can find correspondence and material concerning Belgium in the file nr. 011a-b. “General. Restitution claims in countries outside Germany”, including Belgium (1947-1976); in the file nr. 268 “BRüG, BRüG XIX, Möbelaktion: Belgium BRüG § 5 claims” (1957-1966); in the file nr. 043a-b “Zones & other countries, URO Belgium” (1954-1968) and in the file nr. 161 “Claims Conference Brussels conference (March 7, 1964), Meeting of Senior Officers of the Claims Conference with URO representatives” (1961-1964).