Le Chambon Overview
Le Chambon Facts
- It was started when one Jewish person came to Pastor Andre's home and asked for shelter.
- The people of Le Chambon helped provide shelter, food, and forged identification cards.
- They also immigrated Jewish people to Switzerland because at the time Switzerland was neutral at the time.
- This was all done by Pastor Andre Trocme, his wife Magda, and Pastor Eduoard Theis.
- Pastor Trocme worked a lot and found many supporters to help him rescue many Jews.
- All the people worked together to provide relief supplies for the 30,000 hostages at internment camps.
- At Le Chambon there were many diverse religions because many different people were being caught.
- Pastor Andre Trocme and his friends were put in jail for not telling anything about the Jewish people.
- Le Chambon was a major factor in the Holocaust because without that place of safety more Jews would have died.
Le Chambon Safety
- People at Le Chambon hid the Jewish people in hotels, private homes, public institutions and farms.
- Whenever police or army came to people of Le Chambon moved all the people to the mountainside to hide them.
- Life in a home there would be like a regular family and it would be a really friendly environment.
- Everyone in the village didn't tell where the Jewish people were to the police when they asked.
- In the city of Le Chambon everybody knew each other and had a friendly relationship with everybody.
- As many people that have survived and lived at Le Chambon said that the people their didn't even care they were there.
Major Helpers at Le Chambon
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