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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.

use:  approximately 1945
use: Cafe Beylier; Chateau-Chervix (France)
Tools and Equipment
Cutting tools
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-09-12 14:41:08
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