The Plateau, a land of welcome and refuge
To perpetua te the memory of what happened on the Plateau, the municipality of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon opened a memorial-museum for historical and educational purposes to pass the legacy of the Righteous on to future generations. The original French version of this catalog was published in conjunction with the opening of the memorial-museum. It retraces the unique history of the Plateau (from the Ardèche to the Haute-Loire), a land of welcome and refuge. With an abundance of documents and period photos, this catalog elaborates upon the main themes of the permanent exhibition.
The Reform and the Désert period
The economic boom of the Plateau in the first half of the 20th century
The arrivai of Spanish refugees
The different forms of resistance: civil, spiritual, military and armed
The memory of the rescue since the end of the Second World War
An indispensable complement to any visit to the memorial-museum and to the Plateau.
Éditions Dolmazon - 2013