Children's Homes in France During the Holocaust

The Children's Home in Chamonix

Memento from Chamonix

Memento made after the war with photographs of the staff at the children's home in Chamonix and activists in the Underground cell of L'Aide la Mere aux Famille in Saint-Étienne. Amongst those featured: Anna and Fella Schmidt. The background is adorned with a Menorah and verses from Psalms (chapters 92 and 146) written in French. 

After the war, Juliette Vidal and Marinette Guy, who established the children's home and were later recognized as Righteous Among the Nations, adopted the five-year-old Pierre. 

Yad Vashem Artifacts Collection, Museums Division,
Donated by Pierre Guy Vidal, Chamonix, France