This article investigates one of the most successful Jewish rescue networks in Vichy France, the Réseau Marcel, and specifically how its history, and that of its co-founders, Odette Rosenstock and Moussa Abadi, was created within multiple gendered narratives that consistently emphasized his leadership and often silenced or muted her achievements. Based in Nice, the Réseau Marcel which saved over 500 children from deportation, consisted of just three people: its young Jewish co-founders and the local Catholic Bishop, Monsignor Paul Rémond. Although deported, Rosenstock, always Abadi's equal, survived the death camps. After the war, the reunited couple returned to Paris, where Rosenstock became a distinguished doctor in public health and Abadi a successful theater critic. At the end of their lives, the Abadi re-united with many of their hidden children, who in their honor formed a public Association that has played a key part in shaping the history of the Réseau Marcel.
Odette Rosenstock, Moussa Abadi, and the Réseau Marcel
Eric Jennings, Hanna Diamond, Constance Pâris de Bollardière, and Jessica Lynne Pearson
hidden children to their community (be it a Jewish family or a Jewish children’s home in France or in the new State of Israel), the most famous case being the Finaly Affair of 1953. French Jews were once again confronted with the misunderstanding and
The Projects of Christophe Boltanski and Ivan Jablonka
children of “hidden children,” like Jablonka’s father, as generation 2.5. “Les petits-enfants: une génération d’écrivains hantés,” in L’Enfant-Shoah , ed. Ivan Jablonka (Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 2014), 220. 7 Jablonka, “À nouvelle histoire