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By Peter Grose

The untold tale of an remoted French group that banded jointly to supply sanctuary and safeguard to over 3,500 Jews within the throes of worldwide conflict II
Nobody requested questions, no one demanded cash. Villagers lied, lined up, procrastinated and hid, yet most significantly they welcomed.

This is the tale of an remoted group within the higher reaches of the Loire Valley that conspired to save lots of the lives of 3,500 Jews less than the noses of the Germans and the warriors of Vichy France. it's the tale of a pacifist Protestant pastor who broke legislation and defied orders to guard the lives of overall strangers. it's the tale of an eighteen-year-old Jewish boy from great who cast 5,000 units of fake id papers to save lots of different Jews and French Resistance opponents from the Nazi focus camps. And it's the tale of a neighborhood of fine women and men who provided sanctuary, kindness, cohesion and hospitality to humans in determined want, figuring out complete good the results to themselves.
Powerful and richly informed, an excellent position to conceal speaks to the goodness and braveness of normal humans in amazing conditions. eight pages of B&W illustrations

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It’s hard. I can’t have the feeling now what I had then. I haven’t got even the faith now which I had then. Now I believe in the great architect of the universe, and I know all this outward worship got no meaning whatsoever. When we pray, we pray to ourself. Not for ourself, to ourself, which makes it much easier to overcome whatever problem there is. I don’t believe in an anthropomorphical God—God is not man. I believe a part which is written, that God created man in His image and likeness—so that means I go to the mirror, I see myself.

And if I saw danger I would try to escape from it. It’s because of his encouragement that I feel I survived. Moses K. Romania 32 ,una Va-yakhel Refuge T hey put us on little trucks through the forest to the camp in Flossenberg. I was on the last truck with a friend of mine, and when all the trucks started to move already, I and Sheyndl Goldman, we jumped off the truck. So for one night we were free, a night and a day, walking around, sick and filthy and with the lice, afraid anybody should see us because we did not look like humans.

I felt that the whole world is mine. At the moment of liberation, that moment, I felt the whole world was mine. Gabor A. Hungary 48 trehu Be-hukkotai Obligation I was just fifteen years old when World War II broke out. While six million Jews were murdered and millions more endured indescribable suffering, many Europeans chose to remain blind, deaf, and dumb to the plight of their Jewish neighbors. As a nation, we felt abandoned by God and by people. A peasant farmer named Sidor courageously stood up in the face of injustice and changed the world.

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