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Hidden Children of the Holocaust$

Suzanne Vromen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195181289

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181289.001.0001

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(p.149) Appendix Nuns Honored as Righteous Among the Nations

(p.149) Appendix Nuns Honored as Righteous Among the Nations

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Hidden Children of the Holocaust
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Oxford University Press

Names are taken from the Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations: Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust. Belgium, edited by Dan Michman and published by Yad Vashem (though published in 2005, this encyclopedia only records honorees until the end of 1999). Asterisks denote nuns interviewed in the book. Dates indicate when the nuns were honored by Yad Vashem. Text is taken from the encyclopedia. Page numbers refer to the specific encyclopedia entry.

  • 1965 Sister Mathilde (Marie Leruth), Soeurs de Charité Saint Vincent de Paul, Orphelinat La Providence, Hodimont, Verviers (p. 170).

  • 1979 Sister Ghilaine De Vogel, Paroisse Moorsel, Flanders (p. 182).

  • 1980 Mother Marie Xavier, Mother Superior, Couvent du Sacré‐Coeur, Nivelles (Nijvel), south of Brussels (p. 275).

  • 1982 Sister Marguerite (Henrica Beyls), originally from Héverlé near Louvain, fled to Couvent des Ursulines, Auvillar (Tarn‐et‐Garonne), France (p. 47).

  • 1982 Sister Céline (Germaine Robaeys), originally from Héverlé near Louvain, fled to Couvent des Ursulines, Auvillar (Tarn‐et‐Garonne), France (p. 221).

  • 1982 Sister Théophilus (Marguerite Waffelaert), originally from Héverlé near Louvain fled to Couvent des Ursulines, Auvillar (Tarn‐et‐Garonne), France (p. 268).

  • 1983 Sister Maria Désirée Van Gerwen (became a nun after the war; she is not included within my statistics) (p. 256).

  • 1990 Mother Liguori (Martha Putzeys), Mother Superior, Institut Mater Dei, Couvent des Sœurs de la Charité, Louvain (p. 213).

  • 1992 Sister Berthile, Mother Superior, Institut Imelda, Brussels (p. 45).

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  • 1992 Sister Mechtilde, Institut Imelda, Brussels (p. 45).

  • 1992 Sister Judith Eulalie, Mother Superior, Institut Dames de Marie, Brussels (p. 115).

  • 1992 Mother Superior Hillegonda, Couvent des Franciscaines Missionaires de Marie, Malines (p. 140).

  • 1993 Sister Marie de St. Augustin (Nicolas), Mother Superior, Couvent Bon Pasteur, Bury‐lez‐Raucourt, near Bon Secours, Hainaut province (p. 196).

  • 1994 Mother Marie Chrysostome, Mother Superior, Couvent des Carmélites, Ruiselede, northeast of Tielt, West Flanders (p. 67).

  • 1994 Sister Madeleine Hospel, Mother Superior, Soeurs de Notre Dame, Chimay, Hainaut (p. 142).

  • 1994 *Sister Marthe Sibille, Soeurs de Notre‐Dame, Chimay, Hainaut (p. 142).

  • 1994 Mother Superior Marie‐Agnès, Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs, Brussels (p. 180).

  • 1994 Sister Marie Eustelle, Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs, Brussels (p. 180).

  • 1994 Sister Marie Cécile, Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs, Brussels (p. 180).

  • 1994 Sister Odonia, Franciscan Couvent des Franciscaines, Doel, north of Antwerp (p. 200).

  • 1994 Sister Roberta, Couvent des Franciscaines, Doel, north of Antwerp (p. 200).

  • 1994 Sister Marie Thérèse Thierry, in charge of clinic, Bertrix, near Neufchateau, Luxembourg province (p. 242).

  • 1995 Sister Madeleine Herbecq, Mother Superior, Clinique St. Elisabeth Ecole d'Infirmières, Bois de Breux, Chênée near Liège (p. 138).

  • 1995 Sister Germaine Bribosia, Clinique St. Elisabeth Ecole d'Infirmières, Bois de Breux, Chênée near Liège (p. 138).

  • 1995 Sister Madeleine Moguet, Clinique St. Elisabeth Clinic Ecole d'Infirmières, Bois de Breux, Chênée near Liège (p. 138).

  • 1995 Sister Urbaine (Marie Josephine Schoofs), Mother Superior, Soeurs de la Charité, Notre Dame du Bon Conseil, Auderghem (Brussels) (p. 229).

  • *Sister Marie‐Reine (Hubertina Verstappen), Sister Rodriguez (Franziska Catharina Weber), and *Sister Bridget (Bridget Fitzgerald) lived in this convent and are given an honorary mention in the Encyclopedia (p. 229).

  • 1996 Sister Eugénie Bertrand, Mother Superior, orphanage, Wasmes, near Mons (p. 46).

  • 1996 Sister Louise‐Marie (Claire Delepaut), Mother Superior, Ecole Sainte Lutgarde, Lasne, near Waterloo (p. 88).

  • 1996 Sister Ferraille, Institut Médical des Dames Hospitalières du Sacré Cœur, Brussels (p. 117).

  • 1997 Sister Marie Gérard (Agnès Coussemaeker), Mother Superior, Institut de la Providence, Templeneuve, west of Tournai (p. 74).

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  • 1997 Sister Aline de la Purification (Germaine Delcuigne), Mother Superior, Filles de la Sagesse, Durbuy (p. 87).

  • 1997 Sister Véronique Overkamp, Couvent des Soeurs de Misericordia, St. Georges‐sur‐Meuse, southwest of Liège (p. 202).

  • 1998 Sister Euthalie, Mother Superior, Institut Saint Joseph des Sœurs de la Miséricorde, Rosseignies, Hainaut (p. 115).

  • 1998 Sister Germaine (Maria De Pauw), Institut Saint Joseph des Sœurs de la Miséricorde, Rosseignies, Hainaut (p. 115).

  • 1998 Sister Berthe Naveau De Marteau, Mother Superior, Couvent du Sacré Cœur, Jette (Brussels) (p. 194).

  • 1998 Sister Dora (Anna Otto), Mother Superior, Couvent de Notre Dame de Sion, Antwerp (p. 201).

  • 1999 Mother Cécile Stinger, Couvent de la Miséricorde, Héverlé, near Louvain (p. 239).

  • 1999 *Sister Marie Beirens, Couvent de la Miséricorde, Héverlé, near Louvain (p. 239).

  • 1999 Sister Marie Alphonse Vandermolen, Mother Superior, Weeshuis Onze Lieve Vrouw, Herenthals, east of Antwerp (p. 262).

Names of honorees after 1999, obtained by correspondence with Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, former director of the Righteous Among the Nations Department at Yad Vashem; Irena Steinfeldt, current director of the Righteous Among the Nations Department at Yad Vashem; and Helene Potezman of the Israel Embassy in Brussels.

  • 2000 Sister Marie‐Ignace (Jeanne Richard), Institut Michotte, Liège.

  • 2001 Sister Marie Louise, Soeurs Franciscaines, Soignies.

  • 2001 Sister Marie‐Aurélie (Eugénie Leloup), Les Sœurs du Très Saint Sauveur, Anderlecht (Brussels).

  • 2001 Sister Andrée Frère, Pauvres Sœurs de Mons, Ciney.

  • 2001 Sister Véronique Van Acker, Pauvres Sœurs de Mons, Ciney.

  • 2002 Sister Emilie (Catherine Yvens), Filles de la Croix, Ecole Ste. Julienne, Bois de Breux, Chênée, near Liège.

  • 2003 *Sister Hélène Baggen, Couvent St. Vincent de Paul, Louvain.

  • 2003 Sister Léontine Van Schoonbeeck, Couvent St. Vincent de Paul, Louvain.

  • 2006 Mother Raphaël (Thérèse Falise). Abbaye Bénédictine Paix Notre‐Dame, Liège.

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