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 warfare II
Nobody requested questions, not anyone demanded funds. Villagers lied, coated up, procrastinated and hid, yet most significantly they welcomed.
This is the tale of an remoted neighborhood within the top reaches of the Loire Valley that conspired to avoid wasting the lives of 3,500 Jews lower 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 solid 5,000 units of fake id papers to avoid wasting 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, team spirit and hospitality to humans in determined want, figuring out complete good the results to themselves.
Powerful and richly informed, a great position to conceal speaks to the goodness and braveness of standard humans in remarkable conditions. eight pages of B&W illustrations
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Extra info for A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II
He considers Christianity as a symptom of decline. Rightly so. It is a deposit [Ablagerung] of the Jewish race. One also notices it in the similarity of religious rituals. ”45 While Hitler’s anti-Semitic harangues went on unabated in his conversations with Goebbels, Rosenberg, and other party subordinates, his only public anti-Jewish outbursts throughout a period of several months came 18 t h e y e a r s of e x t e r m i n at i on at the beginning of the war, on the day Great Britain and France joined the conﬂict.
We shall meet again in common labor for our land and people. . There are some things that cannot fail to come to pass, things without which the world cannot be imagined. The remnant shall work on, ﬁght on, live on until the dawn of better days. Toward that dawn I greet you. ”19 sep tember 1939–may 1940 11 ii Hitler’s views about the newly conquered populations and territories in the East were tentatively outlined on September 29, in a conversation with one of his earliest companions, party chief ideologue Alfred Rosenberg: “The Poles” the Nazi leader declared “a thin Germanic layer, underneath frightful material.
It is a fact that the Jews have a corrupting inﬂuence on morals, and that their publishing houses are spreading pornography. It is true that the Jews are perpetrating fraud, practicing usury, and dealing in prostitution. . But let us be fair. Not all Jews are this way. . One may love one’s nation more, but one may not hate anyone. Not even Jews. . One should stay away from the harmful moral inﬂuence of Jews, keep away from their anti-Christian culture, and especially boycott the Jewish press and demoralizing Jewish publications.
A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II by Peter Grose