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Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate issued to Philippe Feist (b. January 21, 1890 in Frankfurt), his wife Hanna (nee Eisenmann) Feist (b. May 17, 1895 in Antwerp) and their children Judith (b. October 2, 1923), Martin (b. December 11,1924), Jacob (b. March 20,1927) and Ellen (b. May 23, 1928) by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Switzerland, and sent to their residence in the Chateau du Manoir children's home in St. Etienne de Crossey.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 86002

Unauthorized Salvadoran citizenship certificate issued to Philippe Feist (b. January 21, 1890 in Frankfurt), his wife Hanna (nee Eisenmann) Feist (b. May 17, 1895 in Antwerp) and their children Judith (b. October 2, 1923), Martin (b. December 11,1924), Jacob (b. March 20,1927) and Ellen (b. May 23, 1928) by George Mandel-Mantello, First Secretary of the Salvadoran Consulate in Switzerland, and sent to their residence in the Chateau du Manoir children's home in St. Etienne de Crossey.

Philippe Feist was deported to Auschwitz on October 7, 1943 (the same day the certificate was issued) on transport #60; his sons Martin and Jacob found refuge in Switzerland in September 1942. His wife and daughters all survived. Judith later married Claude Hemmendinger and worked for the OSE caring for child survivors from Buchenwald.

Chateau Manoir served as a religious children's home under the supervision of Rabbi Zalman Schneersohn.

Date
1943 October 07
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Enrico Mandel-Mantello
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Record last modified: 2010-03-16 00:00:00
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