Hidden on the Mountain: Stories of Children Sheltered from

Hidden on the Mountain: Stories of Children Sheltered from

Hidden on the Mountain: Stories of Children Sheltered from the Nazis in Le Chambon [Read] ➲ Hidden on the Mountain: Stories of Children Sheltered from the Nazis in Le Chambon By Deborah Durland DeSaix – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Forced to flee the Nazi Army Jewish families found a safe haven in a small town in Le Chambon France where a community of Protestants having once been persecuted for their religion sympathized with th Forced to flee the Mountain: MOBI õ the Nazi Army Jewish families found a safe haven in a small town in Le Chambon France where a community of Protestants having once been persecuted for their religion sympathized with their struggle and did all they could to hide them from the invaders that sought to do them harm.


10 thoughts on “Hidden on the Mountain: Stories of Children Sheltered from the Nazis in Le Chambon

  1. Rachel Rachel says:

    Hidden on the Mountain tells the stories of various Jewish children that sheltered from Nazis in Le Chambon a former Huegonot refuge in southern France The book provides several maps and a timeline of events in World War II and follows with two chapters of background information on the War and France's role in it Then it introduces Le Chambon the focus of the text and provides insight into the lives of the children who sheltered there through letters and diary excerpts The chapters alternate between those written from the perspective of the children and objective chapters on the various other players involved in this haven There are historical images of the people places and documents that illuminate each chapter It finally ends with a reflection on what happened to Le Chambon after WWII This book finds a niche in informative texts by providing new information and a new perspective on a well known and highly written about topic the Holocaust While the book itself is thick and dense with material the writing is simple enough that children from grades 5 7 would be able to read and understand it This would be a great supplement to a unit on WWII and the Holocaust There are enough first hand accounts that you might have each student or a small group of students read one chapter I think they would enjoy hearing about the experiences of children in particular


  2. Marjanne Marjanne says:

    I am always surprised about how much information we have today about the events during World War II Having been a Judeo phile for many years and even taking courses at the U specifically about the Holocaust I was surprised I had not heard about Le Chambon This book contained amazing stories and the people of the Le Chambon area of France are an inspiration This book is geared toward younger readers though I think most adults would find it interesting too


  3. Paula F. Paula F. says:

    This book is my introduction to a wonderfully courageous story of an entire mountain village in the South of France that united to defy their president and the Nazis anti Semitic brutality The children's stories are taken from adult survivor interviews and told from a children's perspective Most interesting to me was the variety of individual emotions ingenuity and miracles great and small A heartwarming encouraging and delightful story


  4. Brenda Brenda says:

    These are the testimonies of children written for children I recommend if it is a topic of interest to you but otherwise you will not find the writing compelling I read this shortly after Lest Innocent Blood be Shed which is a in depth analysis of the sacrifices made by the villagers


  5. Deena Deena says:

    If this was truly intended for young readers its a bit uneven Some things are explained too simply and repetitively Other things are assumed That being said for an adult with any background in the Holocaust or Holocaust rescue this is a uick read that provides a refreshing view of the rescue work done in Le Chambon and the surrounding area because it is the view of the rescued themselves Sometimes the authors' insistence on sticking only to what the rescued knew or remembered was a bit frustrating as many readers would want detailAcademically it is clear that the authors had no training in oral history methodology but since this was never intended to be an academic text that doesn't matter much Certainly worth reading for anyone who already knows a bit about La Montange Protestante region rescue work I'm going to stick to my contention that it's a bit uneven for a beginner although that being said I almost never tell anyone to not read a history book which is why I may send this on to my 11 year old nephewAnd apropos of very little the book mark I unintentionallysubconsciously chose for this book is from the JFR


  6. Chrissy Chrissy says:

    A good solid read The stories are clear and concise and told in the voice of each child where possible Each chapter ends with a few lines describing the child's life after Le Chambon A wonderful glimpse of life during the Nazi occupation from several sides the rescuers the rescued and even the resistance I found only one distraction the authors defined several words over and over in the text Each time the word Gestapo was used it was defined as the German Secret Police Even kids should be able to learn the meaning of a word and not have to be reminded time after time throughout the text Especially when the book contains a glossary Just a little complaint


  7. Tessa Tessa says:

    I found this book to be incredibly inspiring The subject matter is tough to read about but I feel it's so important to research This book was a collection of stories mostly about children and children are inspiring to me Their stories are told here one by one most Jewish some not The book also tells the stories of the brave adults who sheltered them I made a list of all the timeless lessons I learned from this book and I was amazed at how much I wrote down I'm truly glad I read it


  8. 02jenifer A. 02jenifer A. says:

    I don't really like to read World War books so I didn't like this one I got bored of it and didn't put that much interest in itIssue Children hidding from NazisSetting FranceCharacters No characters; real peopleOpinion I don't really like to read World war books I didn't like it because it isn't interesting doesn't have very much life in it Kind of boring


  9. Annie Annie says:

    It was toatally amazing It talked about Hitler and how all the poeple hid in the mountains so they were safe when Hitler was killing and also about how he torchered many of the people who didn't go into the mountains


  10. Book-fan Book-fan says:

    France WWII and the Holocaust and the incredible bravery and humanity of many French Protestant people to Jews and non Jews alike


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