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Yad Vashem No Child's Play

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Herbert Odenheimer

Herbert Odenheimer's chessboard
Herbert Odenheimer's
chessboard
Ehud Loeb with his father in Buehl
Ehud Loeb
with his father in Buehl
Ehud Loeb, first row center, at school in France during the war
Ehud Loeb, first row center,
at school in France during the war

Herbert Odenheimer, today Ehud Loeb, a Holocaust survivor who was a ward of the children’s home at Chateau Chabbanes in France during the war, visited the “No Child’s Play” exhibition when it first opened. He was particularly drawn to the chessboard which seemed strangely familiar to him. The board was signed at the bottom right-hand corner with the name “Herbert”. A telephone call made to the OSE in France – a Jewish relief organization that ran the home – verified that there had been only one Herbert at Chateau Chabannes during the war.  Loeb was astonished to realize that the chessboard he had made as a child was, so many years later,  part of the “No Child’s Play” exhibition at Yad Vashem. Throughout his life, Ehud Loeb has been involved in the art world. He is the former registrar at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, where he lives today.