From ............ National Catholic Reporter

December 27, 1996 / January 3, 1997

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Death came in October for Magda Trocme. With her husband, a Protestant pastor in Chambord, France, she helped inspire a movement that saved thousands of Jews during the Nazi era, when Chambord was under the collaboratist Vichy government.

The region was famous for its tolerant spirit, dating from the days when Huguenots fled there from Catholic persecution.

Determined to "love thy enemy," she served supper to the policemen who once came to arrest her husband. She never thought her gesture remarkable.