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2014.1.468

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Postcard, Picture

Date

4-26-1943

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Front: Black and white photograph of a forest.

Back: Message written in blue ink.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Postcard to Lyon by resident of Chambon during the years Jewish children were kept safe from Nazis. On February 23, 1943, Pastors Trochme and Theis, along with the headmaster of the local primary school, were arrested by French police and interned near Limoges. They were eventually released, but continued rescue operations until late in the year. On June 29, 1943, Nazis raided a local school and arrested eighteen students, five of whom were identified as Jews. They were sent to Auschwitz where they were murdered. Their teacher, Daniel Trochme, the cousin of Pastor Trochme, was also arrested and deported to Majdanek, where he perished. Roger Le Forestier, the village physician who helped Jews obtain false documents, was arrested and shot on August 20, 1944 in Lyon on Gestapo orders.

Dimensions

3 3/4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

Le Temple, Protestant, Temple, Le Chambon-Sur-Lignon, honor, Righteous Gentiles

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