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Object ID

2014.1.475

Object Name

Print, Photographic

Date

6-1-1947

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Front: Black and white photograph of Catholic religious authorities, including two nuns and three priests with Cardinal Pierre-Marie Gerlier in the middle.

Back: Information written in green ink.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: A press photograph of Cardinal Pierre-Marie Gerlier of Lyon. The photo was taken in Quebec in 1947, after World War II. Archbishop of Lyon during WWII, Cardinal Gerlier spoke out against Pierre Laval's deportaiton of Jews to Nazi death camps. He asked Roman Catholic religious institutes to hide Jewish children. Furthermore, he defied the Nazis in the jurisdiction of the monstrous Klaus Barbie. His efforts to save Jews were recognized posthumously by Yad Vashem and Cardinal Gerlier was awarded the title of Righteous Among Nations.

Dimensions

8 x 10"

Keywords

Lyon, Quebec, Archbishop

Cardinal Pierre-Marie Gerlier of Lyon

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