Name: Adelaide Hautval
Wore a yellow badge that stated,
“Friends of Jews.”
Job: French Psychiatrist
Hometown: Vichy (southern area in
Became a doctor in 1934.
Assisted people in German
Life or Death Situation
Captured and put in jail while trying
to cross Demarcation Line to attend
her mother’s funeral.
The Demarcation Line divided Paris
from Southern France.
Divided ones boundaries such as Dr.
She was in Southern France, could
not go to Paris
Who she Hid and Where?
Hid sick women on the upper level of
Did not report epidemics.
Protected the woman from the Nazis
who conducted horrible medical
Conducted experiments on the
women that weren’t even sick.
What She Won
In 1965 she won the, “Righteous
Among the Nations Award.”
Impression of Dr. Adelaide
I think that Dr. Adelaide Hautval really helped people during the
Holocaust. She saved people’s lives by hiding them. She was a
friend of the Jews and I think that is good because she helped
them when they needed it most. I was inspired by this woman
because she was a true hero. If I were to be one of the women
who an experiment was being conducted on, I would be very
thankful if she hid me. Living a life as fully as you can is the best
way to succeed. Dr. Adelaide Hautval brought out the best in
herself by saving people and letting them live their live’s as fully
as they could. Inspiration is one thing you want to look up to.
You learn from your mistakes but also other peoples mistakes.
When researching about Adelaide Hautval I didn’t learn from
her mistakes I learned from her actions. She was a daughter
who could not attend her mother’s funeral and that is something
that no one wants to happen. She still continued her job and her
life, putting the past behind and memories ahead. Think of life
as an adventure and “LIVE LIKE YOUR DYING!”
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