Marie and Jules Adnet

Marie and Jules Adnet, of the hamlet of Besinne-Arbres (Province de Namur Belgium), hid Munisch Schneider in their humble house from 1942, until the liberation of Belgium in September 1944. Despite the grave conditions and difficulties in obtaining food, they shared the little they had with Munisch, or ”Monsieur Albert”, as he was known in the village.

The Adnet’s only daughter, Josianne, who was just one year older than Nicole (Munisch Schneider’s daughter) became a very good friend towards the end of the war. Nicole David, stayed with the family for some time after the liberation and then immediately after the war ended,started her schooling in the village. Both Nicole and her father remained in touch with Jules, Marie and Josianne. They have unfortunately all died but Nicole is still in touch with Josianne’s 40 year old son Alain.