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A group of aid organisations got together and suggested to Vichy that children should be allowed to leave and be placed under their care. Except they sometimes chatter in different languages: Organised efforts by humanitarian organisations brought many others to the village.
What risks did they face? Earth Edition. A handful of brave individuals led the movement to hide as many people as possible, and many of the ordinary residents did what they could to help. Find a Workshop or Seminar.Tribute to Le Chambon
Committed to deception of the enemy and preservation of life.. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships.
There were many people in the village who needed help. They also made sure that those they sheltered were involved as much as possible in the life of the town, in part to avoid arousing suspicion from other visitors. On Tuesday, 6 June, 1944, Allied troops arrived in Normandy. As Huguenot Calvinist Protestants, they had been persecuted in France by the Catholic authorities from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries and later provided shelter to fellow Protestants escaping discrimination and persecution.
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His handwritten inscription in French reads, in part, 'Happy are those hungry and thirsty of justice; for they will be satisfied.. Citations 1: The refugees were mostly foreign-born Jews, who did not hold French citizenship.
Conclusion Estimates vary about the number of Jews, communists and resisters who were saved by the people of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. Church groups, both Protestant and Catholic, helped fund their efforts.