Andrée Geulen-Herscovici, Belgian Resistance fighter and Righteous Among the Nations, made an honorary citizen of the municipality of Ixelles/Elsene, Brussels, dies at the age of 100.
Born on 6 September 1921, she was a young teacher at the Gatti de Gamont school in Brussels during the war.
She joined the “Childhood” section of the CDJ (Committee for the Defence of Jews) resistance network and went underground with eleven other women.
Andrée Geulen-Herscovici personally took more than 300 children into foster care, where they were able to hide with fake identities.
The network made it possible for some 3,000 Jewish children to survive the Shoah.
After the war, Andrée Geulen-Herscovici resumed her studies as a social worker and did her utmost to return many of the children to their families.
In 2012, she participated in EJC’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, where her remarkable deeds were honoured.