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Trocme, Andre

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1971 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Clergymen


1901 - Born on April 7th. French clergyman, pacifist, and anti-Nazi activist.

         - André Trocmé is famous for his role in saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis, as pastor of the French village of Le Chambon.

1938 - Co-founder of the Collège Lycée International Cévenol in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France.

1940 - Someone knocked on the door of Pastor Trocmé’s home. A Jewish woman who had fled from Germany sought shelter; she thought perhaps the local pastor would understand her plight. Magda Trocmé, Pastor Trocmé’s wife, knew that the woman would need false identity documents in order to avoid arrest.

1942 - He urged his congregation to give shelter to any Jew who should ask for it.

1943 - Pastor Trocmé was arrested and sent to a detention camp in France. The camp commander demanded that he sign an oath of loyalty to the Vichy government. He refused, but was released after five weeks.

1971 - Died on June 5th.


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