Le Chambon, the Hill of the Thousand Children: Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center

Start Date: February 05 2013 - 01:00 PM

End Date: February 05 2013 - 03:00 PM

Category: Community

Location: KHRCA


This two-hour video tells the incredible story of the little Protestant church in Le Chambon, France, that risked extermination by the Nazis in order to provide safe refuge for 5,000 Jewish children. What began as a few children arriving by train soon turned into a deluge as the war went on. In the film, we see all ranges of human response -- from those who felt it best to compromise with the puppet regime to those who felt constrained to join the resistance, to Pastor Andre Trocme who set out his position at the beginning of the occupation. "The duty of Christians is to resist the violence that will be brought to bear upon their conscience through the weapons of the spirit. We will resist whenever our adversaries demand obedience contrary to the order of the Gospel. We will do so without fear, but also without pride and without hate." The remarkable thing is that Trocme and most of his congregation were able to fulfil this mandate. One cannot help but wonder how few of us today could reflect such faith and courage.

This winner of an International Emmy for Best Drama is in French with English subtitles. The drama is so gripping, you soon become unaware of this.

Website: http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/khrca/

Contact Name: Arthur Flug

Contact Phone: 718-281-5770

Contact Email: AFlug@qcc.cuny.edu.

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