Report regarding the rescue of Jewish children in Belgium (1944)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Report regarding the rescue of Jewish children in Belgium, 1944, comprise a photocopy of a translation of a report by Maurice Heiber detailing his exploits saving Jewish children in Belgium, translated by his niece, Enid Wistrich. Report entitled The Resistance and 'Save the Children' in Brussels describing the work of Maurice Heiber, notably his setting up of an organisation to save Jewish children. Also a copy of the French journal Revue du Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine , December 1968, with reference to some of Maurice Heiber's work.

Administrative / Biographical History

Maurice Heiber founded an organisation to save Jewish children in Belgium. He worked both for the Judenrat (Jewish Council) in Belgium's children's department (AJB) and for the Committee for the Defense of Belgian Jews (CDJ) as a special emissary. He managed the children's department for the CDJ, 1942. Heiber transferred a copy of the card index containing the names of all 'official' Jews from the AJB to the CDJ and visited these homes with persuasive proposals for hiding children.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Enid Wistrich.

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Custodial History

The document having been mislaid for many years resurfaced shortly prior to deposit.

Geographical Names