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By Tela Zasloff

This is often the tale of a Holocaust rescuer, Pierre Toureille, a French Protestant pastor whose efforts led to the rescue of countless numbers of refugees, such a lot of them Jewish. encouraged via his Huguenot background, Pastor Toureille participated in overseas Protestant church efforts to strive against Nazism in the course of the Thirties and headed a big refugee reduction association in Vichy France in the course of global conflict II. After the battle, Pastor Toureille used to be venerated by means of the Jewish association Yad Vashem as one of many "Righteous one of the Nations."     In telling Toureille’s tale, Tela Zasloff additionally depicts the wide-ranging community of Protestant pastors and lay humans in southern French villages who participated in an competitive rescue attempt. She delves into their motivations, together with their history as contributors of a non secular minority. Toureille’s rescue paintings below the Vichy regime, partially authentic after which more and more clandestine because the conflict progrressed. used to be a very important a part of the French non-violent "spiritual resistance" opposed to Nazism.

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The Jews were the same, in the same place where we used to be. If you look at French history, the Revolution, Protestant and Jew were always on the same side. The Dreyfus case: Look what side the Protestants took. They knew very clearly why Dreyfus was persecuted. If it happened to a Jew, it’s going to happen to you because you’re Protestant. 32 a rescuer’s story The French Right was very much against Jews, Protestants, and Masons— and there still is such prejudice today. The Masons are suspect because it is a secret society and probably critical of the Catholic Church.

Unfortunately for the Protestant community, Général Lagarde would not appear in the region for a few more days, so the local officials, egged on by the armed vigilante groups and the mobs, continued their policies of repression of Protestants. When Lagarde finally appeared in Nîmes, he promised the Protestant community that he himself would protect the opening of the temples the next day, a Sunday morning. The president of the consistory and its pastor, Juillerat Chasseur, took the precaution of opening only one small temple on a narrow side street, omitting the ringing of the bell and playing the organ so as not to alert the mob.

May God grant me help and a ministry that is faithful, fruitful and blessed. That is the grace I ask him to accord me for the love of Jesus Christ, my Savior and my Master. Amen. For the next six years, Toureille was pastor of the Evangelical Reformed Church in the Drôme and Gard areas of southern France, began raising his family, and served for two years in the French army. He then was ready to launch himself into Protestant ecumenism on an international scale. The World Alliance and Toureille’s Activities The World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through the Churches was founded after World War I as a Protestant ecumenical organization.

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