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People/Characters: Jacques Jaujard

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Guardians of the Louvre by Jirô Taniguchi
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel

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Jacques Jaujard (1895-1967) was director of the French National Museums (Musées Nationaux) during the German Occupation of France in World War II. He was instrumental in protecting thousands of works of art as well as individuals from the Nazis, at the risk of his own life.

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