So many people, so many stories

The Jewish community lived in fear during the war. Almost half the total number of Jews living in Belgium ended up in Dossin barracks. The rest went into hiding, were active in the resistance or fled. So many people, each with a story to tell. You can read their extraordinary stories here.

Deportatie
The Langenauer - Badner family

The Langenauer – Badner family

Malka Badner, a Polish Jew, arrived in Belgium before the First World War, in 1912. Jozef Markus Langenauer arrived later. They had three children.

The Domb-Neugebohr family

The Domb-Neugebohr family

This family of Polish Jews fled from Germany to Belgium in 1939. The father, aged 47 when he was deported, worked as a commercial traveller. The mother, Ester Neugebohr, a 38-year-old housewife, looked after her three younger children with the help of her oldest daughter, Hilda Charlotte, 21.

Joseph Hakker

Joseph Hakker

Joseph Hakker was a Dutch Jew who arrived in Belgium in 1907 when he was only 20.

Omgekomen gedeporteerden
The Hollander-Herbst family

The Hollander-Herbst family

Having emigrated from Poland in 1929, the whole family settled in Antwerp. On 9 october 1942 the whole family was taken to the Dossin Barracks.  

The Langenauer - Badner family

The Langenauer – Badner family

Malka Badner, a Polish Jew, arrived in Belgium before the First World War, in 1912. Jozef Markus Langenauer arrived later. They had three children.

The Domb-Neugebohr family

The Domb-Neugebohr family

This family of Polish Jews fled from Germany to Belgium in 1939. The father, aged 47 when he was deported, worked as a commercial traveller. The mother, Ester Neugebohr, a 38-year-old housewife, looked after her three younger children with the help of her oldest daughter, Hilda Charlotte, 21.

Overlevenden
The Pioro-Fajwelewicz family

The Pioro-Fajwelewicz family

This entire family of Polish Jews was deported, the majority of them on Transport 10.

The Wolf-Marinower family

The Wolf-Marinower family

Renée, 5, and Nathan, 3, were arrested in the night of 15-16 September 1942 in their home at 189 Kroonstraat, during the last of the great raids in Antwerp.

Natan Ramet

Natan Ramet

Natan Ramet was born in Warsaw on 5 June 1925. Natan and his father were deported on Transport VI on 29 August 1942. The transport stopped in Kosel, before Auschwitz, where the men were disembarked to be deployed as forced labourers.