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French wool from Le Chambon where many Jews found refuge

Object | Accession Number: 1989.280.2

Wool cloth made in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, by M. Samuel Heritier that was intended to be used for a covering. Before leaving Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, for Nîmes, France, to study midwifery in 1942, Mme. Maurice Chazot replaced one of the au pair girls who worked at the parsonage taking care of the Trocmé children. She got to know the Trocmé family and came into contact with Dr. Le Forestier who often lived with the Trocmés before his marriage. When Mme. Chazot returned to Le Chambon from her two years of study in Nîmes in 1944, Dr. Le Forestier asked her to be his assistant, and she accepted his offer.

creation: Le Chambon-sur-Lignon (France)
Decorative Arts
Object Type
Wool fabrics (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Madame Maurice Chazot
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:29:36
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