Belgian Jews Face Expulsion

(August 8, 1942)


The Military Commander
Brussels, Aug. 8, 1942
in Belgium and Northern France
- Chief of Military Administration - Delivered through the Association B. d. S. Dept. II of the Jews

ORDER TO REPORT FOR WORK NR. 5687
Mr./Mrs./Miss

L e a W A R T H , born on 17/3/26
A N T W E R P , Wolf St. 32
must arrive immediately for deployment for work.

You must therefore report on Wednesday, 12.8.1942 by 12:00 oclock to the assembly camp M e c h e l n “Dossin-barracks,” Lierschesteenweeg.

You should depart early to ensure your arrival at the designated time.

The following articles should be brought along with you:

1) Nourishment for 14 days (only non-perishable foods such as legumes, barley, oats, flour, canned food, etc.)
2) One pair of sturdy work boots, 2 pairs of socks, 2 shirts, 2 underpants, 1 work suit or dress, 2 woollen blankets, 2 sets of bed linen, a food bowl, a drinking cup, 1 spoon, 1 pullover.
3) Food and clothing cards, identity card and other identifying documents.

In all other matters, you must follow unconditionally the instructions of the representatives of the Association of the Jews in Belgium.

It is explicitly forbidden to lodge a complaint against this order with any German or Belgian authority or individual. Possible objections can be presented at the assembly camp. If you fail to report to the assembly camp at the prescribed time, this will result in your capture and deportation to a concentration camp in Germany and the confiscation of all your assets.

This order should be submitted at the entrance to the assembly camp.

By order of
(signed) [S.S. officer] Ehlers

From: Maxime Steinberg, "Le Dossier Bruxelles-Auschwitz: La police SS et lextermination des juifs de Belgique," p.78.


Source: Yad Vashem