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The value of a sharpened conscience

By Jürgen Bühler, Executive Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
Jürgen Bühler
April 08, 2013

As many as 5,000 Jews, mostly children, were hidden from the Nazis by this small community of mainly Protestant Christians in Chambon sur Lignon in southern France, writes German-born ICA member Jürgen Bühler in Jerusalem Post today.

As we observe “Yom Hashoa,” Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes Remembrance Day, I am transported back several years to an intriguing visit I paid to Chambon sur Lignon in southern France. This village has been granted the status of Righteous Gentiles by Yad Vashem for the collective actions of its members in rescuing Jews during the Holocaust. As many as 5,000 Jews, mostly children, were hidden from the Nazis by this small community of mainly Protestant Christians.

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Jürgen Bühler (photo: Jan-Aage Torp)
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