The Frenchman Who Saved Mona Lisa From the Nazis

The story of a forgotten hero Jacques Jaujard

Kabir
Kabir
Nov 4, 2020 · 4 min read
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Jacques Jaujard, the director of the Louvre museum who performed one of the greatest art evacuation operation from Nazis
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The initial life of Jaujard

The art rescue operation by Jaujard and his team

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From August to December 1939, trucks carried to protect the treasures of the Louvre
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How Mona Lisa was protected from bombing

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Huge signs of ‘Louvre’ were put on the ground of the museum repositories, to be seen by Allied bombers (Left) A guard standing near the box marked with three dots. It contained Mona Lisa (Right)

Conclusion

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The name of Jaujard in the main entrance of École du Louvre
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Kabir

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Aspiring Writer, Former Data Engineer, Life-Long Learner, Fervent and Authentic. Check my website ➡️ www.kamnakirti.com

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Aspiring Writer, Former Data Engineer, Life-Long Learner, Fervent and Authentic. Check my website ➡️ www.kamnakirti.com

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