Chambon Foundation         Fondation Chambon (USA) & Amis du Chambon

     exploring the necessary and challenging lessons of hope
intertwined with the Holocaust's unavoidable lessons of despair

    à la recherche des leçons d'espoir  que nous lègue aussi la Shoah...

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Chambon Foundation

Varian Fry Institute

Amis du Chambon

Not a single Jew who came [to the area of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon] was turned away, or turned in. But it was not until decades later that the villagers spoke of what they had done -- and even then, only reluctantly.  "How could you call us 'good'?" they said. "We were doing what had to be done."  President Barack Obama, Yom Hashoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day, United States Capitol, April 23, 2009

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Varian Fry

Emma Héritier in "Weapons of the Spirit"
Emma Héritier
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France


Peter Bergson

Upcoming in 2015:

Weapons of the Spirit—new, remastered 25th anniversary edition
DVD sales suspended until the 2015 re-release

Not Idly By: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust


CAROLINE MOOREHEAD'S NEW BOOK VILLAGE OF SECRETS
What's Wrong With This Picture?

Weapons of the Spirit / Les armes de l'esprit (2015)
multi-award-winning, available again in 2015 in new, remastered 25th-anniversary edition

Not Idly By: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust (2015)
winner, documentary award, Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Yiddish: the Mother Tongue (1979-2015)
Emmy Award-winning

The Optimists—The Story of the Rescue of the Bulgarian Jews From the Holocaust (Jacky Comforty, 2002)
multi-award-winning

We Were There: Christians and the Holocaust (2015)

And Crown Thy Good: Varian Fry in Marseille  (upcoming)
We live in times in which hope is a rare commodity.  That is why someone like Pierre Sauvage is such a valuable resource.  [He] is a purveyor of hope,
of faith in the better instincts of human beings.  Judging from the footage he has completed so far, Sauvage has another inspiring effort on his hands.

George Robinson, The Jewish Week, New York

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