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Object ID

2014.1.464

Object Name

Postcard, Picture

Date

7-25-1947

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Description

Front: Black and white photograph of the southwest view of Le Chambon-Sur-Lignon.Back: Message written in blue ink.

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

3 3/4 x 5 1/2"

Keywords

Le Temple, Protestant, Temple, Le Chambon-Sur-Lignon, honor, Righteous Gentiles

Subcollection

Diplomats

Postcard with Southwest View of Chambon-Sur-Lignon, France

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