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Daring Nun Saved 83 Jewish Children

Discussion in 'Concentration, Death Camps and Crimes Against Huma' started by GRW, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Long story, but a good read.
    "Two Jewish girls from Alsace found themselves in great danger when Germany invaded France 80 years ago. But while their parents and younger sister were caught and murdered, they survived - with dozens of other Jewish children - thanks to the bravery of a nun in a convent near Toulouse.

    Twelve-year-old Hélène Bach was playing in the garden with her younger sister, Ida, when they saw a military truck approaching and rushed inside.
    The two girls and their mother had left their home in Alsace Lorraine, north-eastern France, after the German invasion in May 1940 and started travelling towards the "free zone" in the south of the country.
    To reduce the risk of the whole family being caught, it had been decided that the father, Aron, and oldest daughter, Annie, would make the journey separately. But when Aron and Annie were arrested in 1941 and taken to a detention camp near Tours, Hélène's mother rented a house nearby. And they were still there a year later, when the German soldiers came driving up the road."
    www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-54033792
     
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    ''caught and murdered'' = heinous/''evil''/abhorrent......and on the other '''side''' kindness/bravery/help ....seems like the humans don't make sense
     
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    "Her own bishop supported Pétain so she wrote to Archbishop Saliège for advice. She records his response in her journal: "Let's lie, let's lie, my daughter, as long as we are saving human lives."

    Loved this line.
     

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