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Author Grose, Peter, 1941- author.

Title A good place to hide : how one French community saved thousands of lives during World War II / Peter Grose.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Pegasus Books LLC, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.5336 GRO    Available
Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description xxviii, 323 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note Originally published: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 315-323) and index.
Contents Preparation. Pastors ; War ; Camps -- Refuge. Jews ; Fun ; Rebellion -- Occupation. Fresh blood ; Forgers ; Arrest ; Switzerland ; Smugglers ; Germans -- Resistance. Violence ; Invasion -- Liberation. Guns ; Victory -- Whatever happened to...? -- Appendix 1. Huguenots -- Appendix 2. The weapons of the spirit.
Summary This is the story of an isolated community in the upper reaches of the Loire Valley that conspired to save the lives of 3,500 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 5,000 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.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish.
Jews -- France -- Le Chambon-sur-Lignon -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Le Chambon-sur-Lignon.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- France -- Le Chambon-sur-Lignon.
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon (France) -- History -- 20th century.
Haute-Loire (France) -- History -- 20th century.
Added Title How one French community saved thousands of lives during World War II
ISBN 9781605986920 (hardcover) : $26.95

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