Vincent Vagman has recently published an important list of Jews who have lived in Charleroi before the outbreak of WWII .
Charleroi, which is in the Southern part of Belgium, is a very industrial city, which I’d not consider a particularly attractive city. Charleroi used to have a very active Jewish community, mainly thanks to the coal-mining industry.
Vincent Vagman specializes in genealogical researches, as well as in the history of Charleroi and its Jews. The list which he has published for free on his website, contains names of 1641 Jews, of whom 507 were deported between 1942 and 1944.
Mr. Vagman explains in the introduction of the book his methodology and the sources he has used in order to compile the list. The list can and should be considered as an invaluable source if you had any relatives living in Charleroi.
Visit the following website to gain access to the list (an English version of the website is in its planning stages):