Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed

Paperback | April 8, 1994

byPhilip P. Hallie

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During the most terrible years of World War II, when inhumanity and political insanity held most of the world in their grip and the Nazi domination of Europe seemed irrevocable and unchallenged, a miraculous event took place in a small Protestant town in southern France called Le Chambon. There, quietly, peacefully, and in full view of the Vichy government and a nearby division of the Nazi SS, Le Chambon's villagers and their clergy organized to save thousands of Jewish children and adults from certain death.

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During the terrible years of World War II, when inhumanity and political insanity held most of the world in their grip and the Nazi domination of Europe seemed irrevocable, a miraculous event took place in Le Chambon, a small Protestant town in southern France. There, quietly, peacefully, and in full view of the Vichy government and a ...

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During the most terrible years of World War II, when inhumanity and political insanity held most of the world in their grip and the Nazi domination of Europe seemed irrevocable and unchallenged, a miraculous event took place in a small Protestant town in southern France called Le Chambon. There, quietly, peacefully, and in full view o...

Philip Hallie was Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University, where he taught for thirty-two years.He died in 1994, leaving this manuscript.That it can now be published is do to the devotion of his wife, Doris Ann Hallie, who contributed an afterword.The foreword by John Compton, fellow philosopher and longtime friend of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:April 8, 1994Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060925175

ISBN - 13:9780060925178

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During the terrible years of World War II, when inhumanity and political insanity held most of the world in their grip and the Nazi domination of Europe seemed irrevocable, a miraculous event took place in Le Chambon, a small Protestant town in southern France. There, quietly, peacefully, and in full view of the Vichy government and a nearby division of the Nazi SS, Le Chambon's villagers and clergy organized to save thousands of Jewish children and adults from certain death.Harper'sWhat make this story supremely beautiful is simply that it happened. These events took place and therefore demand a place in our view of the world. If awareness of history has pushed us to the point of losing faith in ourselves, the case may also be, as Hallie says, that "redemption lies in remembering". Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed is one of the rarest of books, the kind that can change the way we live.

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"After reading this book, one is compelled to think of The Sorrow and the Pity...and the courage and the faith." (New York Times Book Review)