Hidden children in Belgium - Polyclinique Chant d'Oiseau Woluwé #general


Dear Debbie,
Maybe my previous email did not reach you (I sent it private). In any event, I believe you are the person who is now in contact with someone of former convent of Franciscains who indicated that a Dr. Cordier had clinic in Chant d'Oiseaux, no longer active.   My contact  told me they had received a similar request as mine a few days ago.He thought that it is likely that a Jewish child may have been born and/or hidden in this Clinic not existing any longer.  He would be asking one of  Docteur's daughter when and if he sees her.
Let me know if you need further help.  I live in Brussels and I am a volunteer for The Hidden Child Foundation/ADL in New York. I'd be glad to help.
Evelyne Haendel
Brussels, Belgium

Francoise Kraft

1) Mail to archives@... and ask your questions heading "hidden children".They have a collection about it.

2) Service social juif is still existing. Mail info@...

Wish you good luck
Françoise KRAFT

searching KRAFT from HRUBIESCHOW (Poland) and ODESSA (Ukraine).   INDIS from ODESSA (Ukraine),BELTSY (Moldova) and  NIKOLAIEV KHMELNITSKY Podolia(Ukraine)

Sherri Bobish


Chant d'Oiseau is a street in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre in Brussels.

I searched for Chant d'Oiseau at https://genealogyindexer.org/
and found one listing.  It is for 1914, but perhaps you may find a clue here.
Cordier, E. medecins, institut, rue Chant d'Oiseau, 53, Woluwe St. Pierre

If you can find a Brussels city directory from the 1930's or 1940's than perhaps you will get more info on
Polyclinique Chant d'Oiseau Woluwé.


Sherri Bobish


Dear Debbie Bloch:

Google pointed me toward this "centre médical" (= "medical center", at least approximately) in today's Woluwe-Saint Pierre in Belgium: http://www.cmco.info ("Centre Médical du Chant d'Oiseau").

(The website is in French, and no email address is given under "Contact" -- but there is a street address given ("Avenue des Frères [with an accent-mark pointing toward the upper-left] Legrain 85, 1150 Bruxelles [= "Brussels"], and gives a telephone number.)

Perhaps someone who reads JewishGen discussions who lives in and/or has connections in the Brussels area could help you?

(And maybe added hashtags for "Belgium" -- and possibly for "Brussels" -- would help in calling attention to the location of the place you're interested in finding.)

Good Luck to you.


Ethan Kent (in New York City; no knowledge of relatives in/from Belgium, but I do read French)
ewkent@... .

Marcel Apsel

For somebody born in Brussels you have to know which borough he was born and there eventually you might find a birth certificate, if the birth was officially registered.  This is always the case when a child is born in a hospital, but might not be in some cases when a birth occurred at home without any official registration, especially during the war; but the latter was very exceptional and at the end the child will have to be registered anyway somewhere.  You have to know in which borough your father has been born; the city of Brussels is only one of the 19th boroughs of greater Brussels and if your father is born in another borough, but mentions that he is born in Brussels it won’t help.  It is the same as somebody will tell that he is born in New York; but is it Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island or Queens?


Marcel Apsel

Antwerpen, Belgium

Susan Edel

Try Kazerne Dossin, Melchen, Belgium
They have alot of records.from Brussels.
Good luck,
Susan EDEL,  Petach Tikva, Israel


Debbie Bloch

My father was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1943 and survived the war by being hidden somewhere when his parents were deported to Auschwitz (where they were killed). I have been trying to find out where he was hidden.

I recently was in contact with the USHMM who found my father's name on an index from the JSF (Service Social Juif) in Belgium that said his location during the war was Polyclinique Chant d'Oiseau Woluwé. The USHMM didn't have any information about this place though.
I have sent emails to many places in Belgium to try and find some information but so far no one has been able to help me.

I was wondering if perhaps someone on this forum might know something about this place? I will be very grateful for any assistance.

Debbie Bloch
(Melbourne, Australia)