Poetry book of Liliane Helszajn
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Gift of Lilly Glass
Id no. 190.96, Other, French
This poetry book, written in French from 1944-1945, was kept by Liliane Helzajn (under the name Lilian Heljan) as a young girl hiding in the Maison du Saint Coeur de Marie convent. The book contains messages, poems, a Barcarolle music piece written by one of the nuns, and drawings from some of the other girls, including some of the thirteen Jewish girls who were hidden in the convent. The book also contains a drawing by Addy Glass, a soldier in the Jewish Brigade of the British Army, whom Helzajn met at the end of the war and married.
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