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 2016 (sorry about the delays!):
Weapons of the Spirit—new, remastered 25th-anniversary edition
DVD sales suspended until the upcoming re-release
Please email to sales@chambon.org to be among the first to be notified when the film becomes available

NEWMemory Wars in the Massif Central by Dr. Neil Foxlee
Review of English-language books about Le Chambon (and one soon-to-be-reissued documentary)—article also available at academia.edu
Pierre Sauvage on the inaccurate and mean-spirited Village of Secrets

Weapons of the Spirit / Les armes de l'esprit (2016)
multi-award-winning documentary, soon available again in a new, remastered 25th-anniversary edition

Not Idly By: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust (2016)
winner, documentary award, Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Yiddish: the Mother Tongue (1979-2016)
Emmy Award-winning celebration of a unique and tenacious language and culture

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 (2016)

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.

The Jewish Week, New York

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