“In October 1940, Marshall Petain, chief of state of Vichy France, the unoccupied south of France, the location of Chambon-sur-ligne, decreed that foreign Jews were to be rounded up and interned in special camps. Local prefects could send Jews to concentration camps for any reason at all.

Yet, the families of Chambon-sur-ligne sheltered every Jew who came to their village.”

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