Language of Description: English
Holding Institution: Kazerne Dossin: Mémorial, Musée et Centre de Documentation sur l’Holocauste et les Droits de l’Homme / Kazerne Dossin: Memoriaal, Museum en Documentatiecentrum over Holocaust en Mensenrechten
  1. Johannes Blum collection of video-interviews and digitized documentation.

    Collection of 1,155 video interviews of survivors, resistance fighters, anti fascists and hidden children in Belgium and North France by Johannes Blum. Most interviews generated a file of mostly copied documents: letters, postcards, pictures, ID documents, articles, etc. This documentation is partly digitized (33,000 images on 25-11-2014).

  2. Give them a face. Collection of portraits of deportees from Kazerne Dossin.

    21,000 digitized and identified portraits of Belgian related Jews and Gypsies deported from Kazerne Dossin or France.

  3. "Jodenregister van Sint-Jans-Molenbeek - Registre des Juifs de Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (Brussels)". Registration of Jews and selection of documents from municipal archives related to the registration.

    KD15_1. Circular letters concerning the registration (19 scans). KD15_2. Jewish Register. 554 scans of forms mentioning : surname, first names, date and place of birth, profession, nationality, religion and also name, date and place of birth and religion of the spouse, the parents, the grandparents and the children, date of arrival in Belgium, the country of immigration, address, date and place of registration, and the person’s signature. KD15_3. Alphabetical typed survey of registered Jews: names, place and date of birth, profession, adress (10 scans). KD15_4. Handwritten list of registere...

  4. "Reliques/Relieken". Series.

    The collection of relics comprises 3,048 envelopes containing personal documents confiscated by the SS camp administration upon the deportees’ arrival at the barracks. The documents range from photographs to letters, ID cards, diplomas, marriage certificates, etc. belonging primarily to 4,250 individuals and families deported via Transport XX until XXVI.

  5. Special prints. Collection.

    • Propaganda, underground press etc…) digitized and preserved by Kazerne Dossin.

    Digitized printed materials such as pamphlets, posters, books, underground press, etc. from the Kazerne Dossin collections and library, and private collections on Belgium and Holocaust related items. Pre 1945 publications often document escalating anti-semitism. Publications from 1945-1950 show a.o. the first biographies of survivors.

  6. "Räumung". File cards regarding the clearance of Jewish houses in Antwerp. Series.

    Index cards referring to the spoliation files of Jewish houses in Antwerp. Each index card mentions the name, adress, date of spoliation, and file number. The cards are a finding aid to the actual extended files, which are missing since the war.

  7. Photos catalogued and digitized by Kazerne Dossin. Collection.

    Collection of catalogued original and digitized photographs from public and private collections, documenting Jewish life and famiy life, persecuted and/or victims etc. The collections comprise both originals entrusted to Kazerne Dossin and digitized photographs from public and private collections.

  8. Newspapers and periodics. Original specimen or series of newspapers and periodics related to Jewry, anti-semitism, Holocaust, etc. published during interbellum and World War II. Collection.

    Specimen and series of newspapers, periodics and loose cuttings published before, during and after the Second World War. The collection consists of originals and copied versions and covers a wide range of subjects: anti-Semitism, the persecution of Jews and Gypsies, genocide, negationism, etc.

  9. "Association des Juifs en Belgique" (AJB - Jewish Council). Institut Martin Buber. Archives.

    Archive of the Association of Jews in Belgium (AJB) entrusted by the Belgian Israelic Consistory and the Martin Buber Institute to Kazerne Dossin. The original AJB archives relate to German decrees, but also contain lists of employees, general correspondence, financial information, registration of Jewish families, distribution of yellow stars, delivery of food parcels to the SS-Sammellager Mecheln, management of the Jewish orphanages and schools under nazi control, memberships, mediations for arrested Jews, comptability, lists of employees, reports, correspondences on forced labour issues, ...

  10. "Association des Juifs en Belgique" (AJB - Jewish Council). Front de l'Indépendance (FI). Archives.

    Archives of the Association of Jews in Belgium : correspondences, various lists (employees of the Association, Organisation Todt workers, persons summoned to Mechelen, packages to Kazerne Dossin, exchange of letters), documents belonging to the Education department, Mediation department, the department Assistance to Mechelen, Benevolence department, Emigration department and other departments.

  11. "Association des Juifs en Belgique" (AJB- Jewish Council). Membership forms. Series.

    Digitized copy of registration forms of the members of the "Association des Juifs en Belgique" (Judenrat). The form shows the names of every member of a family living under the same roof and also mentions the adress, number of the rooms in the house and property owner.

  12. "Registre des Juifs de Belgique - Jodenregister van België". Jewish register of Belgium. Series.

    The German decree of 28 October 1940 made it compulsory for all Jews older than 15 to enrol in the Jewish Register of the place where they were domiciled. The forms contain following information : surname, first names, date and place of birth, profession, nationality, religion and also name, date and place of birth and religion of the spouse, the parents, the grandparents and the children, date of arrival in Belgium, the country of migration, successive addresses, date and place of registration, and the person’s signature. Rarely was all the information filled out during the registration pr...

  13. "Fichier Drancy". Subseries of cards and files.

    Digitized copy of series of individual index cards by the Sicherheitsdienst (SD), postwar extended by the Directorate-General War Victims based on research on Jews (supposingly) related to Belgium but deported via camps in France. The Directorate-General War Victims used the SD cards as a starting point for postwar research, adding the bulk of documentation to the original SD card: related documents, work sheets, information sheets, etc. , turning the original index card into a personal file. "Fichier Drancy" contains information and research on Jews with (supposed) Belgian attachments bein...

  14. "Jodenregister van Antwerpen". Jewish Register of Antwerp. Series.

    The Jewish Register of Antwerp contains the forms drawn up by the municipality of Greater Antwerp. The index cards contain following data: surname, first names, date and place of birth, nationality, profession, religion, name of grandparents, name of parents, name of children, date of arrival in Belgium and successive addresses.

  15. "Transportliste". Deportation lists from Mechelen to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Bergen-Belsen, Ravensbruck, Buchenwald and Vittel. Series.

    The carbon doubles of the original lists, discovered at the liberation of Dossin Barracks, contain the names of the deportees in the transports which took internees from Kazerne Dossin to Auschwitz-Birkenau (mainly), Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Ravensbruck and Vittel (4 August 1942 until 31 July 1944). The list mentions names, place and date of birth, profession and date of inscription of the deportees. Some lists consist of the names of (recaptured) fugitifs and released Jews. After the war the same lists were corrected by the Directorate-General War Victims when identifying deportees.

  16. Foreigners Police. Digitized copy of individual files of deported Jews and Gypsies. Selection.

    Kazerne Dossin digitized the individual immigration files of all non-Belgian Jews (93% of registered Jews) and Gypsies living in Belgium who were deported via the Dossin Barracks or camps in France. Each file contains biographic information on the immigrant, his family and acquaintances, portraits and ID-documents.

  17. Bank safes (Kluizen) -WORK OF DIGITIZING AND PRESERVATION IN PROGRESS_

    127 parcels (envelopes, boxes, folders, …) with correspondences, smaller items, ID- and private documents, pictures, accounting documents…

  18. SINGER, Isaak. Collection.

    Collection of certificates of migration from Poland, birth, marriage, work in Berlin, insurances, candidature for migration to palestine, Belgian ID-cards with portraits, passport, support from Hoeselt of SINGER, Isaak (Chrzanow, 19-08-1902) and ROSENZWEIG, Rosalia (Berlin, 15-12-1906).

  19. Zonhoven registration of Jews. Series of registration forms.

    12 registration forms with portraits attached of 19 Jews exiled from Antwerp to Zonhoven (prov. Limburg).The forms contain the following data: surname, first names, date and place of birth, nationality, profession, religion, grandparents, parents, children, date of arrival in Belgium and the successive addresses. KD_00020_000038;;;;_ 33 ;BERGGRUN, ;Esther; (Neu-Sandez, ;20-06-1885) 01; FELDBERG;, Frima; (Plaucza,;10-11-1875) 20; GOLDBERG;, Gesia; (Tarnobrzeg, ;21-07-1905) 17; GOTTESMANN;, Debora; (Wenen;, 05-03-1915) 01; GOTTLIEB;, Moses; (Narajow;, 15-11-1875) 05; GOUCHAU, ;Jean; (Rouvroy,...