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 global battle 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 group within the top 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 combatants from the Nazi focus camps. And it's the tale of a group of excellent women and men who provided sanctuary, kindness, unity and hospitality to humans in determined want, understanding complete good the results to themselves.
Powerful and richly instructed, a very good position to conceal speaks to the goodness and braveness of normal humans in outstanding conditions. eight pages of B&W illustrations
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Our candles each burned differently, for some reason mine began to melt. When we left the cemetery, we left behind three burning candles. Kostia laughed nervously, but none of us saw much meaning in the extinguished candle. Who believes in death at seventeen? Two weeks later Kostia was arrested. We never saw him again, either before or after the war. [Soviet] justice was at that time quite swift, and oh so rarely just. Even now I do not know what offense Kostia committed, or whether he even committed an offense against Soviet power.
18 Shalom Yoran’s family had fled Raciaz, Poland, southeast towards Rovno in autumn 1939. On the outskirts of Rovno, they heard rumors about Soviet deportations, so they chose to avoid the larger cities and instead settled nearby, in a hamlet named Smorgon. In June 1941, Yoran turned 16—and like the Green family, fled to escape the German invasion. “As soon as it grew dark, Soviet civilians and their supporters, and the Jews, began to flee the town, heading east. ” Yoran’s goal was to reach a town with a railhead, and find space on a Soviet train heading east from there.
A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II by Peter Grose