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[Reading] ➸ Village of Secrets ➮ Caroline Moorehead – Iphoneleaks.co.uk From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands including many Jewish children who were pursued by the Gestapo [Reading] ➸ Village of Secrets ➮ Caroline Moorehead – Iphoneleaks.co.uk From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands including many Jewish children who were pursued by the Gestapo From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands including many Jewish children who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II           Le Chambon sur Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche Surrounded by pastures and thick forests of oak and pine the plateau Vivarais lies in one of the most remote an.

D inaccessible parts of Eastern France cut off for long stretches of the winter by snow Village of Kindle -       During the Second World War the inhabitants of the area saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo resisters freemasons communists downed Allied airmen and above all Jews Many of these were children and babies whose parents had been deported to the death camps in Poland After the war Le Chambon became the only village to be listed in its entirety in Yad Vashem's Dictionary of the Just         Just why and how Le Chambon and its outlying parishes came to save so many people has never been fully told Acclaimed biographer and historian Caroline Moorehead brings to life a story of outstand.

village book secrets kindle Village of epub Village of Secrets PDFD inaccessible parts of Eastern France cut off for long stretches of the winter by snow Village of Kindle -       During the Second World War the inhabitants of the area saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo resisters freemasons communists downed Allied airmen and above all Jews Many of these were children and babies whose parents had been deported to the death camps in Poland After the war Le Chambon became the only village to be listed in its entirety in Yad Vashem's Dictionary of the Just         Just why and how Le Chambon and its outlying parishes came to save so many people has never been fully told Acclaimed biographer and historian Caroline Moorehead brings to life a story of outstand.

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ePUB Village of Secrets PDFEPUB Ï Village of Kindle Ë iphoneleakscouk Ë Caroline Moorehead is the New York Times bestselling author of Village of Secrets Defying the Nazis in Vichy France A Train in Winter An Extraordinary Story of Women Friendship and Resistance in Occupied France and Human Cargo A Journey Among Refugees which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award An acclaimed biographer Moorehead has also written for the New York Review.

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  1. David Lowther David Lowther says:

    ePUB Village of Secrets PDFEPUB Ï Village of Kindle Ë iphoneleakscouk Ë village book, secrets kindle, Village of epub, Village of Secrets PDFVillage of Secrets is a long and often complex book about how the people of the mountainous area of the south Massif Central in France helped to protect the Jews from the Nazis and helped many of them to escape to safetyIt is so thoroughly researched that it is just about the book's only weakness that there are so many characters it's easy to forget some of themIn some ways Village of Secrets redresses the balance in revisionist French history which has tended to put its hands up in admitting responsibility for World Was Two collaboration yet perhaps not given true credit to those who resisted the German occupier This book is also about religious tolerance Catholics Huguenots and other Protestant groups set aside their differences to save as many Jews as they couldThe brutal truth is that tens of thousands of French people collaborated disgracefully with the Germans between 1940 and 1945 and many actively helped in the round ups of Jews The attitude of the Vichy government towards


  2. Nancy Oakes Nancy Oakes says:

    ePUB Village of Secrets PDFEPUB Ï Village of Kindle Ë iphoneleakscouk Ë village book, secrets kindle, Village of epub, Village of Secrets PDFhere's how far behind I am I finished this book the end of last month and am just now getting to it here aarrghh Village of Secrets begins with the coming of the Nazis to France in 1940 and the establishment of the Vichy government under Pétain It wasn't long until measures of repression against certain targeted groups foreign Jews Freemasons and Communists began the campaigns against them were accompanied by propaganda that targeted these groups as dark forces of the 'anti France' However as time went on it became clearer that the Vichy government was expected to play a role in helping the Nazis impleme


  3. Lewis Weinstein Lewis Weinstein says:

    ePUB Village of Secrets PDFEPUB Ï Village of Kindle Ë iphoneleakscouk Ë village book, secrets kindle, Village of epub, Village of Secrets PDFThe story of Chambon is incredibly moving my wife and I had the experience of visiting the village and feeling the powerful sense of goodness which still resides there This town in a remote part of France led by the Huguenot pastor Andre Trocme was the place of refuge for perhaps 2500 Jewish children hidden and then moved on to safety NOTE see also my review of Phillip Hallie's Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed The Story of the Village of Le Chambon and How Goodness Happened ThereEXCERPTS On Saturday 26 August 1942 some 50 to 60 police and gendarmes wound their way up the steep roads in police trucks and on motorcycles and stopped in front of the Mairie in le Chambon Trocmé and the mayor were summoned and ordered to hand over the names of all Jews resident in the area‘I am their pastor’ Trocmé is reported as saying ‘That is to say their shepherd’ He said he had no idea whether t


  4. Lewis Weinstein Lewis Weinstein says:

    ePUB Village of Secrets PDFEPUB Ï Village of Kindle Ë iphoneleakscouk Ë village book, secrets kindle, Village of epub, Village of Secrets PDFI have read the sections of this remarkable account which pre date the activities in Chambon a series of French Catholic and Protestant leaders resisted the Nazi demands to collect and deport Jews eventually they realized that saving all the Jews was impossible and they chose to focus on the Jewish childrenThere are very few thrilling stories to emerge from the Nazi experience This is one of them Some excerpts the Maréchal Petain was aware that plans were going ahead to deport 10000 foreign Jews A gigantic net was already descending over Vichy’s internment camps The camps had been sealed Throughout the countryside convents boarding schools presbyteries and hostels were searched and the forests patrolled for Jews those found were arrested The trains were all bound for Drancy By the time Ella was taken from Drancy and put on a train for Auschwitz there were three convois transpor


  5. Holly Holly says:

    ePUB Village of Secrets PDFEPUB Ï Village of Kindle Ë iphoneleakscouk Ë village book, secrets kindle, Village of epub, Village of Secrets PDFThe second in Moorehead's proposed trilogy of French Resistance histories What I had assumed might be a sweetened story of rescuers and goodness in the midst of the Holocaust turned out to be a complicated story the truth is not so black and white It's also the story of the Nazi occupation of France and how this region stood slightly apart from the Vichy regime One man is often credited with the rescue and hiding of Jewish children at Le Chambon sur Lignon but the region itself had a history of resistance and many other women and men were instrumental and perhaps crucial than Trocmé This historical memory is disputed as well and apparently Moorehead received threats after publication Why are some rescuers honored by Yad Vashem and others are ignored? it's political and controversial of course Made me think of the Da


  6. Richard Moss Richard Moss says:

    ePUB Village of Secrets PDFEPUB Ï Village of Kindle Ë iphoneleakscouk Ë village book, secrets kindle, Village of epub, Village of Secrets PDFThis is not the first time that an author has told the story of Le Chambon sur Lignon an Alpine French community that was among those that hid Jewish children and adults during the Second World War but it is the first account I have read Caroline Moorehead is intent on correcting what she sees as the oversimplification and mythologisation of some earlier accounts Other reviews on Goodreads certainly have taken her to task on thisBut first and foremost it is an amazing and moving story Families in the village and surrounding communities taking great personal risks to shelter thousands of Jews from the Nazis and the French Vichy regime and saving livesWe also hear about the individuals who took terrific risks to transfer Jewish families from camps and places of danger to the villages of the Alpine plain or across the border into Sw


  7. Jill Hutchinson Jill Hutchinson says:

    ePUB Village of Secrets PDFEPUB Ï Village of Kindle Ë iphoneleakscouk Ë village book, secrets kindle, Village of epub, Village of Secrets PDFI am a bit ambivalent about this book The subject matter is interesting as it describes the valiant attempts by the people of the Plateau Vivarais Lignon in Vichy France to protect and hide Jews fleeing from arrest by the Germans and the Vichy government It appears that a tr


  8. Neil Neil says:

    ePUB Village of Secrets PDFEPUB Ï Village of Kindle Ë iphoneleakscouk Ë village book, secrets kindle, Village of epub, Village of Secrets PDFThe story is truly inspiring but it's not the first time it's been told even in English and the book has been severely criticized for its distortions and many inaccuracies The criticisms have been made by three people the author sought assistance from while researching her book who feature significantly in it and who are well qualified to comment on it One of them Pierre Sauvage who made the award winning documentary Weapons of the Spirit about the village in question has given a very detailed critique of the book in a review at supplemented by additional material at which also reproduces


  9. Pierre Sauvage Pierre Sauvage says:

    ePUB Village of Secrets PDFEPUB Ï Village of Kindle Ë iphoneleakscouk Ë village book, secrets kindle, Village of epub, Village of Secrets PDFMy parents were among the Jews who found shelter in the area of Le Chambon sur Lignon France during the Holocaust the subject of this astonishingly inaccurate book and I had the good fortune to be born there at that time I thus care deeply about the remarkable rescue mission that profoundly affected my lifeIt is thus dismaying that this account of those events preposterously asserts that the French Protestant Huguenot dimension of the rescue effort has been inflated into a myth that the village's remarkable pastor can be plausibly charged with being a self aggrandizing pathological liar that nonviolence was only a small part of the story that unnamed atheists and agnostics played an equal role in providing shelter that indeed the religious beliefs of the rescuers deserve only passing mention Incidentally among the many dozens of misrepresentations and errors in this sloppy book are the


  10. Melinda Melinda says:

    ePUB Village of Secrets PDFEPUB Ï Village of Kindle Ë iphoneleakscouk Ë village book, secrets kindle, Village of epub, Village of Secrets PDFNazi opposition succeeds surrounding the small eastern French village of Le Chambon sur Lignon in the mountains of AdècheVillage of Secrets tells of the large number of French who resisted in some form involving themselves to save Jews particularly the children from transportation to death camps Many feigned ignorance and looked the other way mainly law enforcement risking their freedom Religious intolerance set aside as varying groups forgiving their differences in saving as many Jews as possible One standout Pastor Andre Trocmé a man


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