Marcel Lherman

1906 1942
(France) 1906 /   (Unknown) 1942


PARIS 1906 – DEPORTED 1942

Marcel Lherman was born into a Polish Jewish family who had lived in Paris since 1897. He grew up in Montmartre where his parents ran a furniture business. He studied at a secular school and at the same time took Hebrew classes at the Consistory. Later, according to family tradition, he opened a furniture store and dealt with furniture painting. He gave up this activity and enrolled in the Grande Chaumière Academy.

Marcel Lherman worked as a draftsman for the Parisian journal L’Homme.

In 1941, he took refuge in Marseilles and later in Nice, where he painted folk scenes.

He was arrested in Nice as he was trying to escape. After being shot by the Gestapo, he was interned in Compiègne. There, he illustrated Dr Brajtman’s writings but could not finish his work due to a paper shortage.

On 5 June 1942, he was deported on convoy number 2. He was murdered by the Nazis.