Genealogy at the Library: Hiding in Plain Sight
Hiding in Plain Sight presented by Nelly Trocme Hewett
Nelly Trocme Hewett, the oldest of four children, was born in northern France in 1927. In the early 1930s, her family moved to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. Nelly's father, Andre (a pastor and a pacifist), and his wife Magda were deeply involved in the rescue of numerous refugees during World War II. It is estimated that approximately 3,500 Jews, including many children, found a haven in Le Chambon and the surrounding villages, whether for a night, a month, or the duration of the war.
Come hear Nelly's amazing story at the Hudson Area Public Library: she will show a 1/2 hour documentary film, talk about her experiences and answer audience questions. Please google Nelly's name to learn more about her story and her accomplishments as a speaker, and read the books "A Good Place to Hide" by Peter Grose and "Hidden on the Mountain" by Deborah D. DeSaix and Karen Ruelle to learn about her background during WW II and the lives of young refugees hidden in the mountains of Central France.
Thursday, October 12, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm