January 10, 2012 - 3:37 PM
The book published with the Smithsonian exhibit says that an article in Life magazine states that Stein was in danger being in France during World War II because she was 'a foreigner, she was Jewish, she was homosexual, she collected modern pictures, and she wrote in a modern style, all of which made her (and Toklas, who was also Jewish) vulnerable to persecution by the Vichy government and the Nazis.'