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Cast iron dutch oven pot from cafe used as rendezvous point by French resistance

Object | Accession Number: 2005.174.5

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    Cast iron dutch oven pot from cafe used as rendezvous point by French resistance

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    Brief Narrative
    Dutch oven from cafe-coiffeur (cafe-hairdressing salon) of Mere Beylier in the village of Chateau-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], Chateaus Chabannes and Montintin. Both homes sheltered Jewish children and other young refugees from deportations during the German occupation of France. The cafe, 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)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    pot, bottom edge, embossed : 10

    Physical Details

    Household Utensils
    Object Type
    Dutch ovens (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Black cast iron dutch oven pot with 2 c-shaped handles on both sides of the slightly flared opening. There is an incised line below the opening lip around the exterior. The bottom is elevated by a ring base and has an embossed number.
    overall: Height: 4.750 inches (12.065 cm) | Width: 12.750 inches (32.385 cm)
    overall : cast iron

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    Administrative Notes

    The dutch oven pot was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005.
    Record last modified:
    2022-09-12 14:39:07
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