Holocaust Survivor GisÃ¨le Naichouler Feldman Discusses Her Experiences and Her Book 'Saved By the Spirit of Lafayette: The French Righteous & The Hidden Children''
This event was held on October 15, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
At the start of World War II, GisÃ¨le Naichouler Feldman was separated from her family. Although this was not the first time, this separation would prove to be life saving. Through the help of many people, now known as the Righteous, GisÃ¨le found herself at the steps of a great castle once owned by French freedom fighter General Lafayette. As a hidden child, instructed to forget her Jewish heritage and pretend to be Catholic, GisÃ¨le spent two and a half years in the castle.
"Saved By the Spirit of Lafayette" tells of many hidden children â€“ hidden from the outside terrors of the Nazi regime - and takes the opportunity to thank all of those who earned the right to be called the Righteous. This event includes a book signing with books available for purchase.