L'Association pour la Mémoire des Enfants Cachés et des Justes (AMECJ)

Lieu de Mémoire au Chambon

The Association pour la Mémoire des Enfants Cachés et des Justes  was founded in le Chambon-sur-Lignon  by  Monsieur Prosper Amouyal to preserve this extraordinary history  during World War II . This association received the support of Madame Simone Veil,  honorary president of the Association.

With the support of  generous donors, the Association helped us finance  the creation of the Lieu de Mémoire.

In addition, the Association collects donations for our annual cultural programmes.

En 2014, it received a grant  from  the Fondation Casino to promote educational workshops.

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Les Amis du Lieu de Mémoire

The Lieu de mémoire is not a traditionnal museum. It is a unique space, dedicated to a collective and living memory . it tells the remarkable story of the ” Mountain Refuge”, la Montagne Refuge , which refers not only to the history of World War Two but also to the personal and family histories of many inhabitants of le Chambon and the  surrounding villages.

Joining the association” Les amis du Lieu de mémoire” ( friends of the Chambon Memorial Museum)  means participating fully in its role of preserving and sustaining this living memory for future generations. The association also aims to forge special ties  in a wider community, connecting people here on the Plateau,  throughout France and internationally, who care about the history of le Chambon and its neighbouring villages.

The aims of the association ” les Amis du Lieu de Mémoire” are:

– To gather among its members all those who wish to show their support of the Lieu de Mémoire.

– To promote the museum and promote awareness of its activities.

-To provide support including opportunities to volunteer to help organizing events, such as meetings, lectures, exhibits and educational activities.


Denise Vallat, chairwoman

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