By Peter Grose
The untold tale of an remoted French neighborhood that banded jointly to supply sanctuary and shield to over 3,500 Jews within the throes of worldwide struggle II
Nobody requested questions, no one demanded cash. 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 save lots of the lives of 3,500 Jews below 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 excellent women and men who provided sanctuary, kindness, cohesion and hospitality to humans in determined want, understanding complete good the implications to themselves.
Powerful and richly instructed, a very good position to conceal speaks to the goodness and braveness of normal humans in awesome conditions. eight pages of B&W illustrations
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It may well be like that if you have to force yourself to do it and need so much strength. ” But I was thinking that it all might change, and that when I have to go without breakfast I find the whole world unappealing and shrunken, small, not glorious at all. ” Lida asked at last. “You think long and hard about your sins way before you do them,” I replied. Mr. L. got his hands on a German list regarding a shipment of horses, cattle, and pigs, and an inventory of goats, sheep, and rab bits, which are now in the Sheep Pen in the care of our girls.
Four times. A cup of mustard. A light bulb. Ten marks, which I can convert anytime. November n . Once. A jar of artificial honey. Twelve marks. “There are three kinds of people, if you want to make it simple, without wasting your time with minor differences, said Mr. L. as usual, almost greeting me with these words. “ First come the referees, who want their truth to be binding for everyone, with no arguments to the contrary. Each argument only complicates matters. The second kind sail toward the shores of India and discover America.
Maybe he was a German,” Lida replied. “ Later I tried to imagine it again. 1 he scream, the horror, the motion of the hand toward the groin, and the fainting. I went with that painter whose fingers were mutilated at the Little Fortress. But you weren’t around anymore. You went away in the same railroad car that Milena had gone away 37 in. ” Then she said she let it fall out o f her mouth because she didn’t want to choke on the blood. “You are mad,” I said. ” “Maybe I’m afraid o f life, not of death,” Ludmila said.
A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II by Peter Grose