A Good Place to Hide

A Good Place to Hide

How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II

Book - 2014
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They kept their heads down, they kept their mouths shut and they stuck together to offer sanctuary and shelter to over 3500 Jews in their small villages in the isolated upper reaches of the Loire. This is one of the great modern stories of unknown heroism and courage. This is the story of an isolated community in the upper reaches of the Loire Valley that conspired to save the lives of 3500 Jews under the noses of the Germans and the soldiers of Vichy France. It is the story of a pacifist Protestant pastor who broke laws and defied orders to protect the lives of total strangers. It is the story of an eighteen-year-old Jewish boy from Nice who forged 5000 sets of false identity papers to save other Jews and French Resistance fighters from the Nazi concentration camps. And it is the story of a community of good men and women who offered sanctuary, kindness, solidarity and hospitality to people in desperate need, knowing full well the consequences to themselves.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2014.
Crows Nest, NSW, Allen & Unwin,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781742376141
Characteristics: xxviii, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 24 cm.

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