Liliane Gaffney, Belgium

Liliane Gaffney and her mother, Germaine Belline hid more than thirty Jewish people in La Louviere, Belgium during World War II. Through the help of someone at the City Hall, they gave legal papers and ration cards to the people who they took in. They were inspired by a sense of justice and community.

In 1948, Liliane and her family moved to the United States, keeping a promise to a friend of the family, a man who was killed in Germany and was never able to move to the U.S. himself.

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Edited by Stephanie Surach