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Commentary

Good, evil and stupidity?

André Trocmé was a Protestant pastor with a good turn of phrase.

John Benton, Editor

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Along with many others, he courageously saved the lives of many Jewish people, hiding them from the Vichy authorities, and then the Nazis in the Massif Central in France during World War II. Arrested in February 1943, his thoughts were: ‘I had always believed there were two powers fighting over our world, good and evil. But now I realise there is a third: stupidity.’