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What is this "Disappearance of Henri Selmer" that is stated all over the web but never explained? Can anyone shed some light on it?
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I think that In French the term " disparu", which, means also disappeared, is also used as ad euphemism for deceased of the same nature of the verb " to pass away" ( he was born in 1858 and " disappeared" in 1941, which is a good age to " pass away" ).
So probably this is due to bad literal translation of French texts.
 

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I think that In French the term " disparu", which, means also disappeared, is also used as ad euphemism for deceased of the same nature of the verb " to pass away" ( he was born in 1858 and " disappeared" in 1941, which is a good age to " pass away" ).
So probably this is due to bad literal translation of French texts.
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Many prominent and non prominent people alike belonging to several discriminated ethnical, of different sexual orientation, religious groups, handicapped or political activists were deported and killed by the nazis occupying France and by their allied the French of republic of Vichy ,very true , but in general, deportations in France begun in 1942. To my knowledge Henri Selmer didn't belong to any of these groups and died of old age at the age of 83.

http://www.deathcamps.org/reinhard/deportfrance.html
 

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we would never know.......maybe he would have been proud of what his name actually accomplished and Selmer becoming the most influential design in the history of the saxophone altogether.
 

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I do know he was last seen turning in his grave... when the VII came out.
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