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Object ID

2014.1.463

Object Name

Print, Photographic

Date

11-17-1951

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Description

A photograph of an older man wearing a striped suit and glasses.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:From 1940 to 1944 the villagers of Le Chambon had provided shelter in their homes and farms, forged ID’s, and facilitated escape for some children to Switzerland or Spain, ultimately saving more than 3000 Jewish children fleeing the Nazis and their Vichy collaborators. This extraordinary effort was guided by the Protestant pastor of the village, Andre Trochme and his wife Magda. Despite continued threats by Vichy collaborators, none of the villagers betrayed their charges. The entire community of Le Chambon-Sur-Lignon has been honored by Yad Vashem as Righteous Gentiles, the first community to be so honored.

Dimensions

10 x 8"

Keywords

Andre Trocme

Subcollection

Diplomats, Rescue

Photograph of Andre Trocme

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