Tags: andre trocme auguste bohny daniel trocme dr roger and danielle le forestier edouard and mildred theis friedel reiter bohny le chambon-sur-lignon magna trocme non-violent resistance oscar rowsowsky pierre sauvage potato latkes righteous among the nations roger darcissac weapons of the spirit yad vashem. Andre trocme was eventually arrested, and released, without having been persuaded to sign a commitment to follow government orders regarding jews many jews resided in relative calm until the end of the war, with the aid of local residents. From the church program: an important sunday at usg was when rev andré trocmé preached here in 1942 rev trocmé bravely led his french town, le chambon, to become a safe sanctuary for jewish.
All who affirm the use of violence admit it is only a means to achieve justice and peace but peace and justice are nonviolencethe final end of history. Andre trocme writes about the essence to be christian nt wright writes in one of his books that the problem we have is that we are not biblical enough and andre goes throughout the old testament jubilee concept and brings it to a practical level. Jesus and the nonviolent revolution by andre trocme andré trocmé of le chambon is famous for his role in saving thousands of jews from the nazis during world war ii but his bold deeds did not spring from a void. Through an extraordinary campaign of non-violent resistance during world war ii, residents of le chambon-sur-lignon saved thousands of jews from deportation and almost certain death.
Andre trocme was born in st quentin, 1901, in the north of france to huguenot parents after seminary in paris and graduate work at union theological seminary in new york, he was ordained into the french reformed church and served for eight years among the coal miners and steel workers of maubeuge and sin-le-noble, two small towns in the north of france. (1901-1971) these people came here for help and for shelter i am their shepherd, and a shepherd does not forsake his flock, andré trocmé told vichy authorities in 1942, calmly defying their orders to. Photograph of daniel trocmé, the nephew of pastor andré trocmé, who sheltered children in a home called les grillons in the protestant enclave of le chambon-sur-lignon.
This video tells the story of the jewish refugees' deportation from western germany to southern france by the germans at the end of a long train ride, these survivors found themselves in the gurs concentration camp in the 'free zone of vichy, france. French pastor who spoke out against fascism andré trocmé was the protestant pastor of the small village of le chambon in france born into a huguenot family in catholic france he understood first-hand the experience of living in a religious minority. Across the road, a small, modern museum exhibits displays and information about pastors andre trocme and edourd theis, who led the townspeople of this isolated haute-loire region. Andre trocmé andre trocmé was a french protestant pastor he arranged for the rescue of between 3,000 to 5,000 jews he asked private families to take in the refugees and children.
Chambon-sur-lignon, french townlocated in the mountainous haute-loire department of france, le chambon with its environs was for several centuries a stronghold of french protestants, with a large representation of calvinist-huguenots. André and magda trocmé are perhaps best known for their work in the small french town of le chambon-sur-lignon where, during world war ii, they inspired the villagers to help protect and sometimes to assist in the escape of jews and other poltiical refugees in 1938, andré trocmé, and his. Andre trocmé (1901 - 1971) french protestant pastor andre trocmé, as the spiritual leader of the town of le chambon-sur-lignon and as a man clearly driven by ethical and religious convictions, spoke against discrimination as the nazis were gaining power in bordering germany and repeatedly asked his congregation to help protect the people of the bible. André and magda trocmé, swarthmore college peace collection a portrait of pacifists: le chambon, the holocaust, and the lives of andré and magda trocm. Le chambon-sur-lignon (french pronunciation: [lə ʃɑ̃bɔ̃ syʁ liɲɔ̃] auvergnat: lo chambon) is a commune in the haute-loire department in south-central france residents have been primarily huguenot or protestant since the 17th century.
Pastor andre trocmé magda trocmé and survivors, with their wartime photos are inserted at the top of the photo les roches - where daniel trocme served as principal. André trocmé is best known for his role in saving thousands of jews from the nazis during world war ii but his bold deeds did not spring from a void they were rooted in his understanding of jesus' way of nonviolence. Nelly trocme hewett, the oldest of four children, was born in northern france in 1927 in the early 1930s, her family moved to le chambon-sur-lignon, a rural community in southern france, at the invitation of the protestant church: her father, andre trocme, was a minister. Jews, mainly polish, getting off a train in pithiviers, central france, in may 1941 more than 3,000 of them were arrested and imprisoned in the transit camps of pithiviers and beaune-la-rolande.
Curator's statement the little-known rescue in le chambon and its surrounding villages is one of the most awe-inspiring stories of world war ii, not just for the courage these devout christians displayed while protecting thousands of jews, but for the humility with which it took place. Andre trocme was born in april 7, 1901 in florence, italy andre was the spiritual leader of le chambon -sur - lingnon andre and his wife, magda ( 1901-1996 ) arranged a rescue between 3,000 to 5,000 jews. The french & francophone studies department invites you to the french lecture series nelly trocmé hewett will present, a discussion of the film 'the weapons of the spirit' by pierre sauvage on wednesday, april 10 at 4:45 pm in olin rice 250.