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Chagall’s granddaughter visiting for Joint

In 1921, Marc Chagall, born Moishe Segal in Lithuania, lived in poverty near Moscow, amid the chaos of the Bolshevik Revolution. To supplement his income from the modernist paintings he pioneered, the struggling artist taught art at a shelter supported by the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) for Jewish boys orphaned by Ukrainian pogroms. The art lessons buoyed their threadbare lives. Twenty years later, in 1941, when Chagall was living and painting in France, he and his wife Bella found themselves trapped, as German armies advanced across Europe. Due to the efforts of “the Joint”, they were able to flee to America.

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