Transport XXI

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Stories
Family Sluis-Zeelander

Family Sluis-Zeelander

Marcus Sluis was a diamond cutter and Adela Zeelander also came from a diamond worker family. Together they had three children: Sara, Clara and Filip. The Sluis-Zeelander family was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau via different transports (III, IX and XXI). None of them survived the war.

Family Fajbusiewicz- Abramowicz

Family Fajbusiewicz- Abramowicz

The family experienced many tragic events. Anti-Semitism eventually became fatal to them.

Walter Roseboom

Walter Roseboom

Walter Roseboom, a German Jew, was a cattle trader and farmer who came from Leers to Brussels in 1939, shortly before the beginning of the war.

Collections
Collection Sarah Goldberg

Collection Sarah Goldberg

In 1945, Jozef Van Damme, a doctor in Blankenberge, was sent a handkerchief from Auschwitz by one of his patients. It was embroidered with her arm and tattoo number. In 2019 Jozef’s son Piet Van Damme gave the object to Kazerne Dossin. Research showed that the handkerchief belonged to Sarah Goldberg, one of Belgium’s best-known resistance workers. During the war, Sarah worked for the intelligence network Die Rote Kapelle. She survived deportation from Dossin barracks in 1943 and was an active witness until her death in 2003.

Collection David Pelc

Collection David Pelc

With the war over, Sonia Anoutchin alias Aimée Cuypers emigrated from Belgium to Canada. After Sonia’s death, her granddaughter Sara Hailstone discovered several documents in the cellar along with a Yellow Star worn by David Pelc in Brussels during the war. Sonia clearly never forgot her deported and murdered childhood friend. Sara gifted a digital copy of the items to Kazerne Dossin. A previously unknown photograph of David was added to the wall of portraits.