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Holocaust Survivor Paris Reunion

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HELP CHARLOTTE ADELMAN, A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, REUNITE WITH THE FAMILY THAT SAVED HER! Donations will go towards expenses of travel for Charlotte who cannot travel by herself and to bring Alain and his wife into Paris. 



This is Alain Quatreville, after the war.  He was 4 years old when Charlotte was hidden in his home for over 9 months. 

Charlotte Adelman is an 85 yr old Holocaust survivor, who spent most of World War II eluding capture from the Nazis.  Her mother, sadly,  perished at Auschwitz. Her dream over the past 70 years  was to one day reunite with any  of the last surviving members of the family that sheltered and saved her life in France during the War.  

As a survivor, Charlotte has been a featured speaker at  schools, churches, synagogues, military groups and other special interest groups on her harrowing and near death experiences as a young jewish child hiding from the Nazis.

She just recently made contact with Alain through social media, who was 4 years old at the time that Charlotte was being sheltered  (he's now 78). They haven't seen each other since 1945. As both are getting older, we're hoping to reunite them for the first time in 70+ years in Paris for a special reunion with our families.  

Over the next couple months as we prepare for this reunion (July 8th-14th 2018), we will post updates so you can be a part of this exciting journey as it unfolds.

To make Charlotte's dream come true, we need your help! The funds raised will cover airfare/travel and hotel accommodations for Charlotte, Alain and immediate family, since at 85 years old Charlotte is not able to travel alone and wants her family with her to share this memorable experience. I will be withdrawing all of the money on my Mom's behalf and will be helping plan the trip.
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Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to update you and thank you again for being a part of this incredible journey with my mom. Since our reunion trip to Paris, People Magazine did a 2 page spread on the reunion (pick up your copies this week-page 57) and also an online interview. When you click on the online interview, you will also see the beautiful and moving video that FaceBook captured on the reunion. They traveled with us to France so they could share with the world this unbelievable story (especially since they were reconnected through the Messenger application). We are so grateful for everyone that contributed and took part in making this reunion so special. Here is the link to the People Magazine.

Much love and gratitude-
Roz, Charlotte and Family

https://people.com/human-interest/holocaust-survivor-reunites-family-hid-her-nazis-after-73-years/
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A short video and pics of Charlotte, Alain and Ginette's special moments reuniting for the first time in over 70 year. More to come.....
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Hello Everyone,

We just returned from Paris last week and we all had the most epic and memorable trip! Our family wants to thank you for helping make this trip happen. Your generosity was overwhelming and we are so appreciative.

From the moment we arrived, everything was magical. The hotel treated my Mom like royalty and greeted her with champagne and macarons upon arrival. The weather was perfect every day we were there. My Mom was treated to surprise visits from dear friends that wanted to share the experience. They came from Russia, England, Arizona and Provence.

The reunion with Alain took place the day after our arrival at the Museé de la Shoah (Holocaust Museum). This is also where my Mom’s Mother is memorialized. Alain brought his wife, son, and extended family. We spent the morning and afternoon reminiscing and getting to know Alain and his family. He was so warm, loving, caring and grew up to be such an amazing man, husband and father. It seemed as though they never lost touch! Their connection was immediate and undeniable.

Alain convinced my Mom to visit the town in Eastern France where she was hidden during the war (the town is called Beaumont en Argonne). Alain’s sister, Ginette (now 92) who lives near the town is in poor health, but really wanted to see my Mom.
Ginette, who was 18 at the time my Mom was in hiding, was the family member who brought meals to my Mom and truly cared for her while she hidden in the cellar for 9 months.

We hired a driver for the day to take us to this town that was 3 hours east of Paris. When we arrived at Beaumont en Argonne, Alain was there to greet us and he brought more family and friends to meet my Mom. Alain and my Mom went into the home where she was hidden. While the interior had changed, they remembered the home vividly. The town square was exactly the way my mom described.

A historian in that town, Christine, had been working for many years to find jewish families and the ones who saved them. She wrote a book in 2005. My moms story was written based on what she could find from the families in the town. They gave this to my mom as a gift and she was incredibly touched. She wasn’t sure if anyone would remember her and this really validated her and her experience.

Finally, we went to visit Alain’s sister, Ginette. My Mom had a chance to thank her for all she did for her. It was a very emotional reunion between a (then) young girl and her young caregiver. Traveling to this town and the chance to thank this family gave my mom a sense of closure that not many survivors have a chance to do. This journey will be etched in all of our minds forever.

As this is my Mom’s last trip to Paris, we wanted to make sure we covered everything on her wish list. Mission Accomplished! She was able to spend time with her brother, Max. She visited her Father’s and StepMother’s grave to pay her respects. She also visited the orphanage where she and her brother stayed and went back to the home she grew up in with her parents. She got to walk the streets of Paris for the last time. She had to keep pinching herself to make sure she wasn’t dreaming. The whole experience was, as the French say, “Incroyable”!

Thanks again for being an important part of my Mom’s journey. A professional video of our trip is in the works and some more interviews. We’ll keep you updated on this.

Much love and appreciation
Roz, Charlotte and Family
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Thank you to everyone that has donated and shared the link to this campaign! We leave this Saturday for Paris and it all begins.... Charlotte was recently interviewed, some nice details in this you might not have known. Can't wait to share the outcome of this amazing reunion. Merci Beaucoup!
http://azjewishlife.com/survivors-reunion-in-paris/
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