Austrian man who fled Nazis bequeaths fortune to French village whose residents hid his family

February 1, 2021

According to CBS News:

An Austrian man who fled the Nazis with his family during World War II has bequeathed a large part of his fortune to the French village whose residents hid them from persecution for years. Eric Schwam, who died at age 90 on December 25, wrote the surprise gift into his will for Chambon-sur-Lignon, located on a remote mountain plateau in southeast France…

…it was around 2 million euros ($2.4 million).

Schwam…studied pharmacy and married a Catholic woman from the region near Lyon, where they lived.

Around 2,500 Jews were taken in and protected during World War II by Chambon-sur-Lignon…

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