ANDREE GEULEN-HERSCOVICI (b. 1921), Belgian
Saved 300 Jewish children during the Holocaust
LESSONS IN COURAGE AND COMPASSION
With love for her students who would surely face death at the hands of the Nazis, Andree Geulen (then a twenty-year-old teacher) hung the Star of David on her Cross of Jesus and one-by-one walked three-hundred children out of the Holocaust and into life. They called her Mademoiselle. Her story is a lesson in courage and compassion.
There are unsung heroes in this story too. They are the men and women who subsequently took these children in at risk to themselves. They raised and presented the children as their own. They taught them to put on the face of Christianity for safety sake while secretly teaching them to honor their own Judaism.
Laurel D. sent me this video with a song that was written to honor Andree Geulen-Herscovici. The complete story is embedded in the video. The song was written to honor Mrs. Geulene-Herscovici’s 90th birthday, as you will note in the video.
Andree Geulen-Herscovici, May 1998, at the reunion of children who had been saved during the war at Chateau Jamoigne, Belgium: Her comment HERE. (Must read.)
Belgian woman who saved 300 children in the Holocaust gets honorary Israeli citizenship HERE.
© 2012, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved
Video uploaded to YouTube by ShaulHarel
Photo credit ~ Andree Geulen, Maison des Justes Histoire
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Photo credit ~ MathKnight under GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.2 via Wikipedia.