Thursday, October 28 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Join Nelly Trocmé Hewett as she discusses the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon and the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a place of safety and shelter for Jewish refugees during WWII.
From December 1940 to September 1944, the inhabitants of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and the surrounding villages provided refuge for an estimated 3,500 Jews, the majority of whom were children. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon became widely known due to the 1989 documentary film Weapons of the Spirit by Pierre Sauvage. In 1990 Le Chambon-sur-Lignon became the first community to be honoured as Righteous Gentiles by the Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem.
Nelly Trocmé Hewett will speak about her father and mother, André and Magda Trocmé, and the remarkable efforts of ordinary people as described in the book written by Peter Grose, (and on which she served as a consultant), A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands Of Lives During World War II.
This presentation will be in English and will be followed by a screening of the film Weapons of the Spirit by Pierre Sauvage.
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This event will be held in person at Alliance Française MSP. Measures will be taken for your safety. Safe social distancing practices will be followed in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Health guidelines.