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Father Emile Gessler, S. J.
Father Gessler lived in the Jesuit residence, on
Haachtsesteenweg 8, in Brussels, and was the secretary
to the provincial
(John B. Janssens) of the Flemish Jesuits in Belgium.
last five months of World War II, he and Father
concealed in the rear buldings of the residence
Jewish children who were never allowed to play
outside on the streets.
They received instructions from the ladies of the
Crusade but no one ever knew that the children
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Image is from the personal collection of the Rev. Vincent A.
Rev. Vincent A. Lapomarda, S. J. (email@example.com) with
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