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.
Benjamin Reichman, een 34-jarige winkelier, is een Joodse immigrant uit Roemenië. Zijn vrouw Itta Grunspan, een 35-jarige huisvrouw, is afkomstig uit Polen. Het stel woont in Borgerhout op de Plantin en Moretuslei 86.
Charles Grabiner is geboren in België, in Antwerpen, Nottebohmstraat 2, en Debora Brandstädter is zeer jong vanuit Polen naar België gekomen. Ze zijn getrouwd in Antwerpen in 1938.
Aged 15 the day Transport 3 left on 15 August 1942, Mojsesz Icehek was summoned to the Dossin Barracks for work service, as was his 20-year-old sister, Estera Frymeta.
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.
The Sipo-SD summoned the father, 41, the mother, 48, Szmul Herszek, 17, and even the youngest, Isidor, 12, to the Dossin Sammellager on the 17th of August.
These Dutch Jews from Antwerp, Emilius Vos, a 31-year-old diamond worker, Rebecca Nabarro, 28 and their children lived in what was called the Jewish quarter, which lay within the bounds of the second great nighttime raid organized in Antwerp.