Sarah Timperman, Stéphanie Perrin, 1942-1944. La caserne Dossin à Malines. Des témoins racontent..., Bruxelles, 2013. (no. 2) [1942-1944: The Dossin Barracks in Mechlin: Witnesses Speak...]
The documentary The Dossin Barracks in Mechlin is the second volume in the ‘Words from the Archives’ collection produced by Remembrance of Auschwitz from audiovisual accounts collected by the Auschwitz Foundation.
The Dossin barracks in Mechelen/Malines [Mechlin], often seen as an antechamber of death, was the point of departure in the process of deporting and exterminating the Jews living in Belgium.
Seven witnesses recount their different experiences of the Dossin barracks: Natan Ramet and Félix Gutmacher, deported during the very first weeks the camp existed; Léon Leit and Dounia Sadowski, who stayed there several months as they waited to discover what their fate would be; Régine Krochmal, arrested as a Jewish resistance member; Bénita Hirschfeld and Hélène Rajzner, who were part of the Jewish staff of the barracks. Each of these witnesses tells a unique and subjective story, but, at the same time, together they tell of a shared ordeal.
This film, directed by Sarah Timperman and Stéphanie Perrin of Remembrance of Auschwitz, is on sale at the price of €12.50.
Duration of the documentary: 45 min.
The film is in French, subtitled in Dutch.