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Institut d'Etudes du Judaïsme transcripts

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    Institut d’Etudes du Judaïsme transcripts consist of transcripts of oral history interviews conducted as part of several documentation projects regarding the Jewish community in Belgium before, during and after World War II. Betty Garfinkels and Max Gottschalk conducted oral history interviews with Belgian Jews and Belgian rescuers for the Centre National des Hautes Etudes Juives de Bruxelles (CNHEJ) between 1964 and 1973. At the same time, Rivka Banitt from the oral history department at the Institute for Contemporary Judaism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem conducted a series of interviews with Belgian Jews, and the CNHEJ received copies. Bernard Suchecky and Daniel Dratwa conducted another oral history project in the early 1980s for the Institut Universitaire d’Etudes du Judaïsme (successor organization to the CNHEJ). Topics include Jewish refugees in Belgium, the German occupation of Belgium, resistance, rescue, hidden children, the Jewish underground, the Association des Juifs de Belgique, and the Comité de Défense des Juifs.
    inclusive:  1963-1982
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Institut des Études du Judaïsme, Université Libre de Bruxelles
    Collection Creator
    Institut d’Etudes du Judaïsme
    The Institut d’Etudes du Judaïsme (IEJ) was recognized by royal decree in 1988 and succeeded the l'Institut Universitaire d'Etudes du Judaïsme Martin Buber (IUEJ) established in 1970 by professors and researchers connected to the Universities of Brussels, Ghent, and Liege. The idea of founding an institute designed to develop the study of Judaism at the Université Libre de Bruxelles dates back to the activity of the Centre National des Hautes Etudes Juives (CNHEJ), a research institution created in Brussels in 1959 under the impetus of Max Gottschalk and Marcel Marinower at the Institute of Sociology of the Jewish State.

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    French Hebrew German
    4 boxes
    System of Arrangement
    Institut d’Etudes du Judaïsme transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee.

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    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Professor Thomas Gergely from the Institut d’Études du Judaïsme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, donated the Institut d’Etudes du Judaisme transcripts to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-02-24 14:30:49
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