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A rescuer's story : Pastor Pierre-Charles Toureille in Vichy France /
Tela Zasloff.
imprint
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2003.
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xi, 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0299175006 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2003.
isbn
0299175006 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Pierre-Charles Toureille, 1900-1976 -- To be a Huguenot -- Pierre Toureille's early years and the ecumenical movement of the 1930's -- The war years, an introduction -- The war, 1939-1940 -- The war, 1941 -- The war, 1942 -- The war, 1943-1945 and after.
catalogue key
5067598
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-261) and index.
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"An important work, exploring the relationship between individualism and altruism, and between membership in religious communities and civic action."-Daniel Resnick, Carnegie Mellon University
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Inspired by his Huguenot heritage, French Protestant pastor Pierre Toureille participated in international Protestant church efforts to combat Nazism during the 1930s and headed a major refugee aid organization in Vichy, France during World War II. This is his story.
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This is the story of a Holocaust rescuer, Pierre Toureille, a French Protestant pastor whose efforts resulted in the rescue of hundreds of refugees, most of them Jewish. Inspired by his Huguenot heritage, Pastor Toureille participated in international Protestant church efforts to combat Nazism during the 1930s and headed a major refugee aid organization in Vichy France during World War II. After the war, Pastor Toureille was honored by the Jewish organization Yad Vashem as one of the "Righteous Among the Nations." In telling Toureille's story, Tela Zasloff also depicts the wide-ranging network of Protestant pastors and lay people in southern French villages who participated in an aggressive rescue effort. She delves into their motivations, including their heritage as members of a religious minority. Toureille's rescue work under the Vichy regime, partly official and then increasingly clandestine as the war progrressed. was a crucial part of the French non-violent "spiritual resistance" against Nazism.
Main Description
This is the story of a Holocaust rescuer, Pierre Toureille, a French Protestant pastor whose efforts resulted in the rescue of hundreds of refugees, most of them Jewish. Inspired by his Huguenot heritage, Pastor Toureille participated in international Protestant church efforts to combat Nazism during the 1930s and headed a major refugee aid organization in Vichy France during World War II. After the war, Pastor Toureille was honored by the Jewish organization Yad Vashem as one of the "Righteous Among the Nations." In telling Toureille’s story, Tela Zasloff also depicts the wide-ranging network of Protestant pastors and lay people in southern French villages who participated in an aggressive rescue effort. She delves into their motivations, including their heritage as members of a religious minority. Toureille’s rescue work under the Vichy regime, partly official and then increasingly clandestine as the war progrressed. was a crucial part of the French non-violent "spiritual resistance" against Nazism.
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How French Protestant networks worked to rescue Jews and other refugees from the Nazis. This is the story of Pierre Toureille, a French Protestant pastor whose efforts resulted in the rescue of hundreds of refugees, most of them Jewish. Inspired by his Huguenot heritage, Pastor Toureille participated in international Protestant church efforts to combat Nazism during the 1930s and headed a major refugee aid organization in Vichy France during World War II. After the war, Pastor Toureille was honored by the Jewish organization Yad Vashem as one of the "Righteous Among the Nations." In telling Toureille's story, Tela Zasloff depicts the wide-ranging network of Protestant pastors and lay people in southern French villages who participated in an aggressive rescue effort. She delves into their motivations, including their heritage as members of a religious minority. Toureille's rescue work under the Vichy regime, partly official and then increasingly clandestine as the war progressed, was a crucial part of the French non-violent "spiritual resistance" against Nazism.
Table of Contents
Prologue
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Pierre-Charles Toureille, 1900-1976p. 1
To Be a Huguenotp. 9
Pierre Toureille's Early Years and the Ecumenical Movement of the 1930sp. 34
The War Years, an Introductionp. 63
The War, 1939-1940p. 75
The War, 1941p. 106
The War, 1942p. 143
The War, 1943-1945 and Afterp. 190
Epiloguep. 232
Postwar Tributes and Awardsp. 239
Notesp. 245
Selected Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 263
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