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Frequently asked questions


Historical research

Can I obtain information on deceased relatives, in order know their lives during the war?

You can send a written and motivated application to the Archives and Documentation Service (see address below). Please mention the names, first names and dates of birth of the persons you are doing research on. Upon appointment, you can look into the files of your deceased relatives. If your relatives are still alive, you need to bring a written authorisation of the person concerned.

The library is open, upon appointment, from Monday to Friday, from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 16.00.

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Is it possible to obtain a certificate proving the deportation of my parents during the war?

In the context of the different compensations that are awarded to war victims, the Archives and Documentation Service issues all necessary certificates, when there are historical documents proving the situation of the victim during the war.

You can file your application via e-mail, fax or mail by means of the appropriate form.

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I am preparing a scientific and/or academic paper (history paper, thesis, article, study), concerning the second world war, can I have access to the archives?

The archives, which are kept by the Archives and Documentation Service, are accessible to all persons preparing a scientific study. To consult the archives, you have to file a written motivated application. If you are a student, you have to join a letter of recommendation from your supervisor. The use of information from the personal files may not harm persons who are still alive, nor their heirs, irrespective of whether the information is published or made public in any other way.

The library is open, upon appointment, from Monday to Friday, from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 17.00.

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I am an amateur historian and I am preparing an article concerning the victims of this war in my village, can I have access to the files of these persons?

You are not allowed to look into the files of these persons. You have to send a written motivated application to the address below. We will then send you the information from the files of the deceased persons. If the persons are still alive, you have to supply a written authorisation of the person concerned. The use of information from the personal files may not harm persons who are still alive, nor their heirs, irrespective of whether the information is published or made public in any other way.

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I am working on a genealogical study, can I have access to the files of far relatives?

You are not allowed to look into the files of these persons, except when they are still alive and you can supply a written authorisation. You have to send a written motivated application to the address below . Please mention the names, first names and dates of birth of the persons you are doing research on. We will then send you the information from the files of the deceased persons. The use of information from the personal files may not harm persons who are still alive, nor their heirs, irrespective of whether the information is published or made public in any other way.

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