Antoine and dorine carini, italian immigrants, lived in a house that antoine had made with his own hands in noisy-le-grand (seine-saint-denis), france. he was a builder, and she was a seasonal worker for market gardeners. the couple had no children. dorine had been employed as a housekeeper for the elinskis, a jewish family. in early 1944, the police arrested the elinskis. their daughter reine collected her 10 years old son jean-charles from the school and with nowhere else to go, went to dorine carini’s door. the carinis welcomed them warmly and agreed to take care of jean-charles. he survived the holocaust in carini’s home and maintained solid relations with his rescuers, who were his second family. on november 23, 2005, yad vashem recognized antoine and dorine carini as righteous among the nations.
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