Paris

Arnaud Clerc

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Joe Liebman’s son made his own name in the Parisian jewelry trade—and carried on the Rue de Saussaye tradition.

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Bilingual blogging—my French collaborationist

Historical blogging makes strange bedfellows. A French jewelry critic and I were both interested in the history of the Clerc jewelry business during the Nazi era.

Hilda and Joe

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After the war, Joe Liebman came back to Paris with a glamorous new wife. Oh, what a life they led.

The Clerc jewelry aryanization files

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The Clerc jewelry assets were seized and resold to an Aryan buyer. The Nazis kept perfect records of the transactions.

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