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Joseph and Josie Peretz papers

Document | Accession Number: 2011.278.1

The Joseph and Josie Peretz papers comprise documents and photographs concerning Joseph and Josie Peretz, a Jewish couple living in Antwerp, Belgian who survived the Holocaust. Joseph, after being released as a prisoner of war with the Belgian army was deported to a labor camp in northern France and escaped after procuring false French papers, while Josie, a Polish-born Jew, lived with a couple in Tourcoing, France under a false identity. Included in the collection are documents pertaining to Joseph’s service in the Belgian military, ration coupons from the labor camp, and poems he wrote while interned in the camp. Also comprised here within are several identification cards and certifications of employment, residence, and conduct. The photographs depict Joseph while in the military and labor camp, the couple with whom Josie hid during the war, and Josie and Joseph’s wedding.

Date
1940-1957  (inclusive)
Language
Dutch
French
German
Extent
18 folders
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joseph and Josie Peretz.
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Record last modified: 2018-09-21 13:16:16
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