This article, based mostly on unpublished material, deals with the life of Andrée Salomon (1908-1985), an Alsatian Zionist militant who became a legendary figure of the French Jewish Resistance. In 1938, she organized the reception of the German children in Alsace. As chief of the social service of the Œuvre de secours aux enfants (OSE) in the non-occupied zone, she directed the rescue of the children from the Vichy camps of Gurs, Rivesaltes and Les Milles to OSE homes. She was responsible for a secret network that hid children in non-Jewish institutions and saved more than 1,500 children and adults.
Andrée Salomon et le sauvetage des enfants juifs (1933-1947)
The Other Children of the French Republic
The Government of Kafala by the Institutions of Adoption
fostered by kafala— become French within six months of their arrival. A double legal constraint prevents children rescued by kafala from obtaining this status: the law of 6 February 2001, which forbids the adoption of children when their country of