Nissim de Camondo
However, immediately upon the outbreak of World War I, he joined the French Army, then served as a pilot in the Aéronautique Militaire. Lieutenant Nissim de Camondo died in 1917 during aerial combat in Lorraine, and he was buried in the Montmartre Cemetery in Paris.
On his death in 1935, Moïse de Camondo bequeathed his Parisian mansion at 63, rue de Monceau (including its contents and a major collection of art) to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to be used to create the Musée Nissim de Camondo in his son's honor.
- "Nissim de Camondo". Les Arts Decoratifs. Retrieved June 19, 2012.