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.