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A Good Place to Hide How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II

A Good Place to Hide  How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II Author Peter Grose
ISBN-10 9781605987514
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 352
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The untold story of an isolated French community that banded together to offer sanctuary and shelter to over 3,500 Jews in the throes of World War II Nobody asked questions, nobody demanded money. Villagers lied, covered up, procrastinated and concealed, but most importantly they welcomed. 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. Powerful and richly told, A Good Place to Hide speaks to the goodness and courage of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.



A Good Place to Hide

A Good Place to Hide Author Peter Grose
ISBN-10 9781743437643
Release 2014-06-01
Pages 352
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'A story resonant in our age ... a grand narrative ... a book to cherish and recommend.' - Thomas Keneally 'Terrific ... an important story deftly told.' - David Williamson Nobody asked questions, nobody demanded money. Villagers lied, covered up, procrastinated and concealed, but most importantly they welcomed. This is the story of an isolated community in the upper reaches of the Loire Valley that conspired to save the lives of 3500 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 5000 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. Powerful and richly told, A Good Place to Hide speaks to the goodness and courage of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.



Church Society and the Christian Common Good

Church  Society  and the Christian Common Good Author Ephraim Radner
ISBN-10 9781498281379
Release 2017-07-14
Pages 240
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Philip Turner’s contributions as a leader and thinker in Christian missions and social ethics are here engaged by an array of friends and colleagues. Turner’s scholarly and clerical career spans a key era of transition in American and world Christianity, and his thinking and teaching about the intersection between ecclesial and civil life have encouraged several generations of Christian theologians and ministers. The essays in this collection touch on key topics in which Turner has been involved: cross-cultural missions, social relations in terms of family and procreation, ecclesiology, scriptural interpretation, the nature of the public good, and the character of a human life before God. Turner has been a pioneer, within the Anglican world especially, in promoting what has been called a “generous orthodoxy,” and these essays by prominent theologians from America and the United Kingdom extend his witness in lively and fruitful ways.



The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust K Sered

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust  K Sered Author Shmuel Spector
ISBN-10 0814793770
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 1769
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This three-volume encyclopedia, abridged from a 30-volume set in Hebrew and with a foreword by Elie Wiesel, chronicles Jewish life before and during the Holocaust. Arranged alphabetically by town, thousands of entries explore centuries of Jewish life. Some entries, particularly for large cities, provide information on Jewish residents as early as the Middle Ages and discuss the fate of Jews during the Black Death persecutions (1348-1349) and various pogroms from the 17th to 20th centuries. Each entry provides information on the town's Jewish inhabitants on the eve of German occupation, gives the dates of Jewish roundups and mass executions and estimates how many Jews from that community survived the war. Includes more than 600 black-and-white photographs.



The Rough Guide to Estonia Latvia Lithuania

The Rough Guide to Estonia  Latvia   Lithuania Author Rough Guides
ISBN-10 9781848369191
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 392
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The Rough Guide to Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania is your ultimate travel guide to the Baltic States. Whether you're looking for inspiring accommodation or great places to eat, in-the-know advice will help you find the very best places to stay, eat and drink. It includes comprehensive coverage of the historic capital cities (Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga); the dramatic rural regions dotted with lakes and wetlands; the lost-in-time medieval villages; the unique festivals, and the long, dune-backed beaches. The guide's handy events calendar will help you plan your trip across the Baltics to coincide with the best events - everything from jazz, folk and horror movie festivals to ballet, medieval feasts and crafts fairs. Plus, there's expert background on musical traditions, from the birth of Lithuanian free jazz to Estonia's first punk rock concert. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of the Baltic States, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make this your ultimate travelling companion to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Make the most of your break with The Rough Guide to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.



The Courage to Care

The Courage to Care Author Carol Rittner
ISBN-10 9780814774069
Release 1989-02-01
Pages 176
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Jewish survivors of World War II tell the stories of some of the non-Jews who helped them escape the Nazis in France, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Bulgaria, Norway, and Denmark



MultiCultural review

MultiCultural review Author
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059172144482263
Release 2002
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MultiCultural review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from MultiCultural review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full MultiCultural review book for free.



The Vatican Pimpernel

The Vatican Pimpernel Author Brian Fleming
ISBN-10 9781620877562
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 224
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During the German occupation of Rome from 1942–1944, Irishman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty ran an escape organization for Allied POWs and civilians, including Jews. Safe within the Vatican state, he regularly ventured out in disguise to continue his mission, which earned him the nickname “the Pimpernel of the Vatican.” When the Allies entered Rome, he and his collaborators— priests, nuns, and laypeople of numerous nationalities and religious beliefs—had saved the lives of over 6,500 people. The first new telling of this extraordinary story in decades, this book also addresses the fascinating dichotomy between O’Flaherty and Herbert Kappler, the Gestapo chief in Rome who ordered him killed, and who, after the war, reconciled with the monsignor, and even asked him to perform his baptism. For his heroic efforts, O’Flaherty was awarded the highest honors, including a Congressional Medal, and was the first Irishman named the Notary of the Holy Office. His story was immortalized in the 1983 film The Scarlet and the Black, which starred Gregory Peck as O’Flaherty.



The Miracle of Life

The Miracle of Life Author Jan de Vries
ISBN-10 9781780571904
Release 2011-06-10
Pages 128
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In this controversial book Jan de Vries considers modern miracles as well as the 'miracle of Lourdes'. He discusses witch doctors and what he has personally witnessed in the Far East. He warns against exorcism and talks of the many 'possessed' people he has treated. He also shares with his readers some of the mysterious ways that alternative medicine has worked 'miracles' for thousands of patients.



The Bielski Brothers

The Bielski Brothers Author Peter Duffy
ISBN-10 0066210747
Release 2003-07-01
Pages 320
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It is one of the most remarkable dramas of World War II -- untold until now. In 1941, three young men -- brothers, sons of a miller -- witnessed their parents and two other siblings being led away to their eventual murders. It was a grim scene that would, of course, be repeated endlessly throughout the war. What makes this particular story of interest is how the survivors responded. Instead of running or capitulating or giving in to despair, these brothers -- Tuvia, Zus, and Asael Bielski -- did something else entirely. They fought back, waging a guerrilla war of wits and cunning against both the Nazis and the pro-Nazi sympathizers. Along the way they saved well over a thousand Jewish lives. Using their intimate knowledge of the dense forests surrounding the Belorussian towns of Novogrudek and Lida, the Bielskis evaded the Nazis and established a hidden base camp, then set about convincing other Jews to join their ranks. When the Nazis began systematically eliminating the local Jewish populations -- more than ten thousand were killed in the first year of the Nazi occupation alone -- the Bielskis intensified their efforts, often sending fighting men into the ghettos to escort Jews to safety. As more and more Jews arrived each day, a robust community began to emerge, a "Jerusalem in the woods." They slept in camouflaged dugouts built into the ground. Lovers met, were married, and conceived children. The community boasted a synagogue, a bathhouse, a theater, and cobblers so skilled that Russian officers would wait in line to have their boots reshod. But as its notoriety grew, so too did the Nazi efforts to capture the rugged brothers; and on several occasions they came so near to succeeding that the Bielskis had to abandon the camp and lead their massive entourage to newer, safer locations. And while some argued in favor of a smaller, more mobile unit, focused strictly on waging battle against the Germans, Tuvia Bielski was firm in his commitment to all Jews. "I'd rather save one old Jewish woman," he said, "than kill ten Nazis." In July 1944, after two and a half years in the woods, the Bielskis learned that the Germans, overrun by the Red Army, were retreating back toward Berlin. More than one thousand Bielski Jews emerged -- alive -- on that final, triumphant exit from the woods. The Bielski Brothers is a dramatic and heartfelt retelling of a story of the truest heroism, a historic testament to courage in the face of unspeakable adversity.



Essays and Questions on Catholic Theology

Essays and Questions on Catholic Theology Author Albert Ayers Forrester
ISBN-10 1465322833
Release 2003-07-29
Pages 462
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The Church teaches that man, as the image of God, was created for holiness. Holiness is not then reserved for the few, but rather it is the destiny of all. The message is consequently one of hope, that change is possible, that growth in holiness is possible. We do not have to continue in a downward spiral of brokenness. We are called to be liberated from sin, and God has provided us with the power to change. This power can be found in the free gift of grace given by the Holy Spirit, through His Church and her Sacraments. In essence, this book is concerned with transformational theology. It is about how the grace of God, expressed through the Sacraments, is effective and able to transform us. From the beginning, it should be explained that there are two important philosophical principles at work within the sacramental economy of the Church. The first is, operatio sequitur esse, "action follows upon being". Causes have effects, and in this case, the cause is God’s transforming love, and the effect is the change within us brought about by this love. We are changed by the Cause, and we become like the Cause. Therefore, we act in a manner consistent with our new nature. But we must be open to change. This leads to the second principle, which is, "that which is received, is received according to the mode of the receiver". There is an obstacle that can prevent the grace of God from being effective in our lives. The obstacle is our will. As the image of God, we are given freedom, the ultimate freedom, the freedom to accept or reject God. The mode of the receiver must be open to the grace of God by faith. Our will must be surrendered to His will, or we will remain unchanged. The choice is ours.



Saving One s Own

Saving One s Own Author Mordecai Paldiel
ISBN-10 9780827612976
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 672
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In this remarkable, historically significant book, Mordecai Paldiel recounts in vivid detail the many ways in which, at great risk to their own lives, Jews rescued other Jews during the Holocaust. In so doing he puts to rest the widely held belief that all Jews in Nazi-dominated Europe wore blinders and allowed themselves to be led like “lambs to the slaughter.” Paldiel documents how brave Jewish men and women saved thousands of their fellow Jews through efforts unprecedented in Jewish history. Encyclopedic in scope and organized by country, Saving One’s Own tells the stories of hundreds of Jewish activists who created rescue networks, escape routes, safe havens, and partisan fighting groups to save beleaguered Jewish men, women, and children from the Nazis. The rescuers’ dramatic stories are often shared in their own words, and Paldiel provides extensive historical background and documentation. The untold story of these Jewish heroes, who displayed inventiveness and courage in outwitting the enemy—and in saving literally thousands of Jews—is finally revealed.



Jewish Life in Washtenaw County

Jewish Life in Washtenaw County Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015071430550
Release 2004
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The American Enterprise

The American Enterprise Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105062207274
Release 1999
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Humanities

Humanities Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556039807631
Release 2008
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                                                                        Author Ian Kershaw
ISBN-10 9789601645636
Release 2016-01-02
Pages 504
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Μια βαθιά διορατική κοινωνική ιστορία της ανόδου του Χίτλερ στην εξουσία και των στάσεων που τήρησε ο γερμανικός λαός κατά τη διάρκεια της περιόδου του Τρίτου Ράιχ.Βασισμένο σε τρεις και πλέον δεκαετίες εξαντλητικής ιστοριογραφικής έρευνας γύρω από τη ναζιστική Γερμανία, το βιβλίο του Kershaw συνθέτει για πρώτη φορά τις σημαντικότερες και πιο σημαίνουσες πτυχές της έρευνας του διαπρεπούς Βρετανού ιστορικού για το Ολοκαύτωμα. Τα κεφάλαια είναι δομημένα σε τρεις ενότητες –ο Χίτλερ και η Τελική Λύση, η κοινή γνώμη και οι Εβραίοι στη ναζιστική Γερμανία, και η Τελική Λύση στην ιστοριογραφία– ενώ ο συγγραφέας προσφέρει επίσης μια εισαγωγή, και έναν επίλογο για τη μοναδικότητα του ναζισμού. Ο ιστορικός Ian Kershaw είναι θεμελιωτής της κοινωνικής ιστορίας του Τρίτου Ράιχ και σε όλη τη διάρκεια της καριέρας του διεξήγε πρωτοποριακές έρευνες για τα κοινωνικά αίτια και τις επιπτώσεις της ναζιστικής πολιτικής. Με το έργο του έχει φέρει στο φως αμέτρητα στοιχεία ως προς τους τρόπους με τους οποίους οι διάφορες στάσεις που υιοθέτησε ο γερμανικός λαός διαμόρφωσαν ή δε διαμόρφωσαν τη ναζιστική πολιτική. Ο παρών τόμος προσφέρει μια σφαιρική, πολυεπίπεδη εικόνα τόσο της ολέθριας δυναμικής της ναζιστικής ηγεσίας όσο και της στάσης και συμπεριφοράς απλών Γερμανών ενόσω ο διωγμός των Εβραίων κλιμακωνόταν για να πάρει τη μορφή ολοσχερούς γενοκτονίας.



The Oxford companion to World War II

The Oxford companion to World War II Author Ian Dear
ISBN-10 IND:30000087790683
Release 2001
Pages 1039
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Written by an international team of contributors, this is one of the most wide-ranging works available on the Second World War. Its 1,750 alphabetically arranged entries cover every aspect of the war. 111 maps. 63 line illustrations.