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Marble topped dressing table from cafe used as rendezvous point by French resistance

Object | Accession Number: 2005.174.2

Dressing table from cafe-coiffeur (cafe-hair dressing salon) of Mère Beylier in the village of Château-Cherviz, in the Limosin region of France. The cafe was near two orphanages operated by the Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants [OSE: Children’s Aid Society], the Chateaus Chabannes and Montintin. Both homes sheltered Jewish children and other young refugees from deportations during the German occupation of France. The café, which was the town gathering place, also served as a resource center and temporary refuge for Jews and others who opposed the German occupation and the pro-German Vichy government. In this village of 3,000 people, over 1,000 Jews were provided assistance and temporary refuge.

use:  approximately 1945
use: Cafe Beylier; Chateau-Chervix (France)
Furnishings and Furniture
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2021-03-08 16:25:43
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