Syracuse University Press, New York.
Unsworth, Richard P
This biography tells the story of Andre and Magda Trocme, who made nonviolence a way of life. During World War II, the southern French town of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and its surrounding villages became a centre where Jews and others in flight from Nazi roundups could be hidden or led abroad, and where children with parents in concentration camps could be nurtured and educated. Based on the Trocmes' unpublished memoirs, interviews, and the author's research, the book details the couple's role in the history of pacifism before, during, and after the war. Unsworth traces their mission of building peace by nonviolence throughout Europe to Morocco, Algeria, Japan, Vietnam, and the United States. Analyzing the political and religious complexities of the pacifist movement, the author underscores the Trocmes' deeply personal commitment. Regardless of which nation was condoning violence, shaping international relations, or pressing for peace, and regardless of whose theology dominated the pulpits, both Andre and Magda remained driven by conscience to make nonviolence the hallmark of their life's work.
Hardback, with jacket.
Condition: Very Good. As new except for slight crumpling of the jacket edges, label and traces of pencil marks on flyleaf.