Articles About nelee

Nelee's passing was noted in several newspapers and other media. The following is a selective representation of these articles as well as prior articles about her and her work:

Stanford Report

Nelee Langmuir, French Holocaust survivor and influential Stanford teacher, dies at 78

By Cynthia Haven

"I remember taking the stars off," said Nelee Langmuir. In Nazi-occupied France, her family’s brave decision to rip the yellow cloth stars off their lapels made life immediately more perilous. They were on the run. Read more.

J. Weekly

Nelee Langmuir, Stanford teacher and hidden child in Shoah

Nelee Langmuir, a Stanford lecturer in French for 35 years, died Aug. 11 of cancer at her Stanford home. She was 78.

Langmuir was born in Paris on Oct. 18, 1931, the daughter of a Lithuanian electrical engineer and his wife, who had immigrated to France. Read more.

Stanford Magazine

Behind the Scenes in Wartime France

“I remember taking the stars off,” Nelee Langmuir says softly as she looks at images of Paris on the screen.

The senior lecturer in French is recalling the yellow fabric stars that Jews in Nazi-occupied France were required to wear beginning in June 1942. The 11-year-old Langmuir, born Nelee Rainès-Lambé, sewed them onto coat lapels that her mother, father and younger sister wore. Read more.

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Celebration of life for Nelee langmuir

A celebration of Nelee's life was held October 12th in the Stanford Memorial Church. A large gathering of family, friends and colleagues enjoyed a jazz prelude arranged by Patrick Wolf and played by John Witala, Adam Shulman, and Patrick. A welcome was offered by Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann (audio), followed by a series of tributes; the text (in PDF format) and audio of their tributes are available below.

A closing benediction was given by Rabbi Karlin-Neumann and Sister Ramona (audio). All were invited to a reception at Nelee and Gavins home on the Stanford campus.

View program (PDF)