Erich Schwam died in 2020 at the age of 90. In his will, he left over $2 million to the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in gratitude to the town for hiding and saving his family during WWII.

Schwam arrived in the village with his parents as Jewish refugees in 1943. The family was saved by local residents who hid Jews in a school until after the war.

Schwam requested that the town use the money for education and scholarships for local children.

May his memory be a blessing.