The gallerist Jeanne Bucher-Myrbor organizes an exhibition of Freundlich’s works and numerous artists signed an appeal of support, including: J. Adler, H. Arp, Georges Braque, J. Cassou, A. Derain , R. and S. Delaunay, A. Gleizes, W. Gropius, F. Léger, Max Jacob, W. Kandinsky, J. Lipchitz, P. Picasso, S. Tauber-Arp, Max Ernst. Despite such support, while in France, he was detained as a German national and moved from one internment camp to another.
After his release in February 1940, friends suggested he emigrate to Switzerland but he preferred to remain in France. Upon his return to Paris, he was again detained in mid-May. Released on June 20, he took refuge with Jeanne Kosnick-Kloss in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet in the Pyrénées-Orientales. Many artists in the Parisian art world were leaving Europe, but attempts to allow Freundlich to leave France for the United States fail.% | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | % | %