This article, based mostly on unpublished material, deals with the life of Andrée Salomon (1908-1985), an Alsatian Zionist militant who became a legendary figure of the French Jewish Resistance.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)
Jews and Christians in Vichy France
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secours aux enfants (OSE). On the heels of the DCA came the launching in Lyon of L’Amitié chrétienne, an interdenominational Christian organization to help refugees and others whose nationality put them at risk; by 1941, such persons were mostly Jews
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(COJASOR) and Oeuvre de secours aux enfants (OSE), confirming Olivier Wieviorka's analysis of the central political and social roles played by associations in early postwar France. 3 But even the process of receiving aid from associations was arduous for