Exhibition Opening: Conspiracy of Goodness
- Sunday, October 15 at 1:00 PM
- Kupferberg Holocaust Center
Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series
The KHC unveils of our newest original exhibition that tells the story of how an isolated Huguenot community in the Haute-Loire region, saved 3,500 Jews from Nazi Germany and the soldiers of Vichy France. Villagers of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and the surrounding villages, joined together to conceal, rescue, and provide false documentation for Jews and French Resistance fighters at great risk to their own lives. They offered sanctuary and kindness to refugees, while they, the Huguenots (French Calvinists), had lived under oppression themselves and were targets of religious persecution for hundreds of years. The unwavering willingness of the villagers of Le Chambon to help those in need, is a testament to the power of the human spirit and will serve as an outstanding model to students and other visitors about our responsibility to respond to global events.