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Hidden Children of the Holocaust

Suzanne Vromen


At the time of the Nazi invasion in May 1940, Belgium was a Catholic country with linguistic divisions between north and south. The Catholic Church was the only institution untouched by the German occupiers. Therefore many hunted Jews sought the Church's help, which was spontaneously extended by the lower clergy. The book is based on unstructured interviews with formerly hidden children, with nuns who sheltered them, and with two surviving escorts who worked for the Committee for the Defense of Jews resistance network and took the children from their families to convents willing to hide them. ... More

Keywords: Catholic Church, lower clergy, Jewish children, hidden children, escorts, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195181289
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne Vromen, author
Bard College (Emeritus)
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