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Cast iron cleaver from cafe used as rendezvous point by French resistance

Object | Accession Number: 2005.174.7

Cleaver 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.

Date
approximately 1945  (use)
Geography
use : Cafe Beylier; Chateau-Chervix (France)
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Category
Cutting tools
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:21:47
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