Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, will posthumously bestow the title of Righteous among the Nations to Angèle Larose on Monday. She hid a Jewish girl in the village of Villers-Poterie (Gerpinnes) during the war, reveals Yad Vashem in a press release on Thursday.
The medal and the title of Righteous among the Nations will be given to André Larose, Angèle’s grandson, in the presence of the Belgian Ambassador to Israel.
Angèle Larose sheltered and hid a little girl, Theresa-Tova Lowenbraun (born in 1938), during World War 2. The little Jewish girl lived with Angèle Larose in the village of Villers-Poterie from 1943. The little girl was reunited with her mother and one of her sisters at the end of the war. The mother had entrusted the child to Angèle Larose herself. Another daughter, Sala, was deported in the first Belgian convoy to Auschwitz in 1942.
Over 1,600 Belgians have been given the title of Righteous among the Nations, including Queen Elisabeth of Belgium.