The current exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories” noticeably lacks a sixth story: How did Gertrude Stein and her life partner, Alice B. Toklas — being American, Jewish and lesbian — survive unharmed during World War II in Nazi-occupied France?How did they manage to escape deportation and maintain their lifestyle in their country home in the south of France? And why didn’t they escape to Switzerland — only 21 miles away — after being told by the American consul that their lives were in danger and they should leave immediately? These questions, which we are left with after viewing this otherwise engaging exhibit, are addressed by Janet Malcolm in her 2007 book “Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice” but are glossed over in the exhibit. The wall text at the CJM only calls the story “complicated” and briefly mentions “an aggressively anti-Semitic writer Bernard Faÿ, who was a figure in the upper echelons of the Vichy government, and who ensured their safety and that of their art collection,” adding that “the extent and exact form of this protection remain unclear. ”The story is complicated, indeed, but perhaps not as unclear as stated.