Magda and André Trocmé: Resistance Figures by Pierre BoismorandMagda and André Trocmé: Resistance Figures by Pierre Boismorand

Magda and André Trocmé: Resistance Figures

byPierre Boismorand

Hardcover | April 24, 2014

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Magda Trocmé (1901-1996) was the Italian-born wife of Reverend André Trocmé (1901-1971), a French pastor deeply involved in the social gospel movement that saw Christianity embedded in progressive political struggles. Together, they worked heroically, and under dangerous circumstances, to prevent the deportation of thousands of people to Nazi concentration camps. Living in the small, mainly Protestant town of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon on the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon in southern France, Magda and André Trocmé inspired a network of resistance to the Vichy regime's deportation of Jews and would eventually be honoured as "Righteous Among the Nations" by the state of Israel. This book includes a mosaic of sermons, letters, published articles, diaries, and speeches from the war years, but also before and after, extending from the 1920s to the 1970s. The couple travelled widely after the war, meeting with the likes of Martin Luther King Jr, Indira Gandhi, Elie Wiesel, and Rosa Parks, and played an active role in movements for anti-colonialism, nuclear disarmament, and peace. Appearing for the first time in English, these texts have been selected by Pierre Boismorand, who offers bridging commentary and explanatory notes throughout. Through a diverse range of public, private, and autobiographical documents, the reader enters the heart of this remarkable couple's motivations, hopes, and also their unfulfilled dreams. André and Magda Trocmé lived through a troubled time with conviction, courage, and dignity - their writings provide a powerful example of an unyielding dedication to justice and peaceful resistance.
Pierre Boismorand is a Protestant pastor who works in a parish in Switzerland.
Title:Magda and André Trocmé: Resistance FiguresFormat:HardcoverDimensions:372 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 24, 2014Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:077354352X

ISBN - 13:9780773543522

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