Work Permit : cardstock : Print : ink : Grey, Black, Red ; Ht: 12,5 cm x W: 16,5 cm
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April 09, 1940
Document folded in two with large red C printed on the cover. B&w identity portrait of certificate holder stapled on left hand side. Two purple ink stamps from the town of Anderlecht administration and one blue fiscal stamp. Work permit issued to Chaim Karasin in Anderlecht, Belgium, permitting him to craft leather from home. File # 1938. Narrative: Chaim Karasin is a Russian refugee. He was born 3 December 1913 in Warsaw, Poland, to Abraham Karasin and Beila (Baijla) Fridman (who had both died by 22 June 1942). Chaim was married to Ruchla Hasfield on 22 June 1942 (she was born 18 May 1910). She was the daughter of Joseph and Malis Hindel. Chaim and Ruchla had four children; Beatrix (donor) (4 May 1941), Helene-Mayriane (15 Mai 1946) Ruth (9 July 1947) and Joseph Ruben (4 December 1949). In 1944, Chaim was described as being 175 cm tall, small, with short hair. At this point he was a Polish refugee, arriving in Geneva on 9 Oct 1943. Ruchla's parents had been deported to Sobibor on 6 July 1943 shortly before half of the camp was killed in an uprising. Chaim's parents seem to have been discharged from Westerbork holding camp on 12 January 1943. Ruchla's brother Jacob died in Sobibor May 21 1943.