Crisis and War

In 1929, a one million franc investment in renovations was completed – just in time for the economic turmoil of the 30s. Then with the outbreak of another Wold War, the hotel closed again.

In May 1944, the hotel was requisitioned first for civilian internees, then escaped Allied prisoners of war.

An evocative photo

…the survivors of the nightmare
find refuge in Caux.

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From October 1944 to July 1945, 1,400 Jewish refugees from Hungary were housed here. The American professor and historian of the period, Egon Mayer, was born here. From the link to his Web site, you can learn more about this story.

- Link to Website

In August 1999, these Jewish refugees were remembered.

- Link to Website

On the back of the photo

their names.

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News:

12 July 2011: Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold presented the ‘No Women – No Peace’ temporary exhibition in the CAUXexpo.

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5 July 2011: ‘No women – no peace’ exhibition opens in Caux: A striking temporary exhibition on women peace-makers from around the world was opened today for the summer conference season in the CAUXexpo.

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