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Stumbling Stones Rue Andre Fauchille 10

Stolpersteine / Stumbling Stones commemorate:

the woman who was the director of the Lycee where children were hidden, her husband, and their daughter:
Odile Ovart-Henri (1892-1945)
Remy Ovart (1899-1945)
Andree Ovart (1921, survived)

and 12 children the Ovart family was trying to protect:
Emma Patron
Anna Patron
Isidore Kossover
Regine-Rywka Kossover
Joanna Juzefowicz
Henri Juzefowicz
Chaja-Helena Gancarska
Boris-Maurice Gurman
Bernard Lipsztadt
Ingeborg Stern
Rachel Tomar
Marcel Wisznia

On 12-June-1943, Gestapo agents raided a private boarding school in the Woluwe-Saint-Pierre neighborhood of Brussels which housed multiple Jewish students in hiding. All the Jewish students along with the headmaster and her husband were arrested and most were later killed. In 2018, the city of Brussels laid 15 stumbling stones in front of the former Gatti de Gamond school which was severely damaged during the war and later replaced with a residential building.

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  • Text: Chris Case
  • Photos: Chris Case