13 January, 2011
Roots: “Lily” Maria Martha Elizabeth HertzfeldPosted in : family roots on by : admin
She was the daughter of: Pauline Terquem and Louis Simon.
She studied Early Childhood Special Education, and was the first Supervisor of the City of Paris Preschools .
She liked to say “often kids are remarkably smarter than adults realize, and often adults are not as smart as they think, but as long as the adults are in charge, the kids must listen and obey them”
Lily had five brothers and one sister.
Alfred Louis Joseph (1895-1917), her eldest brother, served as a French soldier died during the First World War. He was decorated the “Croix de Guerre” (cross of war)
Paul Edouard Samson (1897-1992), her second brother, much loved by Nehemia, was also a soldier during the First World War, was awarded a medal for his courage when he saved his commander risking his own life. Twenty years later when French policemen came to deport him from France (during the Nazi occupation), he shown them the medal. They were embarrassed and left, and thus Paul’s family was spared.
Jacques Louis Joseph (1898-1983) was the third brother.
Pierre Antoine Olry (1901-1971), the fourth brother, was a mathematics teacher. During the Second World War was one of the scientists who broke the German code (the famous Enigma Machine), aiding the Allied Forces to defeat Nazi Germany. He was an eccentric, but very nice.
Elie Edouard, nicknamed Bouli (1906-1993) was the fifth borther
Antoinette, nicknamed Nenette (1907-2000), immigrated to Palestine (Israel) as well. She was a kind nice woman.