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Abbé Glasberg

The-mission_ogf_abbe_glasberg_lucien_lazareThe Mission of Abbé Glasberg by Lucien Lazare

The Mission of Abbé Glasberg by Lucien Lazare is the fascinating story of a priest – of Jewish origins – who dedicated himself to the task of helping the refugees who were streaming into France during the years preceding World War II. Together with Father Chaillet, Alexandre Glasberg created the ecumenical Amitié Chrétienne in May 1942 with the full support of Cardinal Gerlier, archbishop of Lyon.

In a joint effort, they managed to retrieve hundreds of Jewish children from French-run concentration camps and disperse them among religious houses and private homes. They refused to give them up even when the government of Vichy placed Chaillet under house arrest in a psychiatric hospital for three months.

They disregarded the orders of Alexandre Angeli, the regional prefect of Lyon who was a Nazi collaborator. Alexandre Angeli was condemned to a death penalty immediately after the war, later commuted to a sentence of four year-imprisonment. Abbé Glasberg later joined the French underground.

After the war, Abbé Glasberg assisted the Mossad in their attempt to transport many of the survivors of WWII to the land of Israel. The book contains an introduction by Cardinal Albert Decourtray, April 4th, l990.

The book is available on Amazon as eBook and paperback:

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Justus Rosenberg, one of the Jews saved by the Glasberg network

On 29 April 2016 The New York Times (Sarah Wildman) devoted an article, ‘The Professor Has a Daring Past’, on the 95-year-old Justus Rosenberg who provided a safe passage out of Vichy France to anti-fascist intellectuals and cultural figures fleeing the Nazis. Rosenberg was used as a courier to deliver messages to refugees and scout out safe passage, in particular via the overland route through Spain.

In August 1942, he was rounded up with several hundred other Jews and was taken to a transit camp, Vénissieux, outside the city of Lyon. There, he was rescued by the network of Abbé Alexandre Glasberg and received his new identity: Jean-Paul Guiton. He went on to serve with the French Resistance.

Article in French by Leo Abrami on Alexandre Glasberg in the Tribune Juive

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Inner Wisdom for Kids

Happy_family_life_marjolein_smitInner Wisdom for Kids by Marjolein Smit

The portfolio of Amsterdam Publishers contains several books by Yoga teacher Marjolein Smit. They are part of the series Inner Wisdom for Kids.

Marjolein Smit is a well-known, certified yoga instructor, who specializes in teaching yoga classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers. She has a vast experience with instructing yoga and has drawn from her vast experience so you and your child can benefit.

Happy Family Life is part I of Inner Wisdom for Kids. If you want to give your children a firm foundation in life, this is your book. It shows you how to achieve a happy and relaxed family life together with your children. You learn how to apply mindfulness for conscious parenting and find daily balance in a sometimes hectic life. The book is full of ideas, useful tips and exercises that help you reach your goals.

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The book is also available in Dutch as: Happy Family.

Yoga_for_kids_marjolein_smit_inner_wisdom_for_kidsYoga for Kids is part II of Inner Wisdom for Kids. It is a delightful and instructive book consisting of many color photographs that the author has taken of her young children practicing yoga. These pictures make the book a pleasure to read. It is recommended not only for parents, but also for instructors. You do not need any prior experience with yoga.

Through simple and fun breathing exercises and yoga figures, like animal poses, children quickly learn how to use their senses, are more aware of their body and feel increasingly at ease with themselves. Even more importantly, fun exercises and basic yoga poses help them to get in touch with their inner selves, and build self-confidence. The book is suitable for toddlers and Pre-schoolers. You cannot start too soon with Inner Wisdom for kids!

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Praise for Inner Wisdom for Kids

Happy Family Life:

Wonderful book, lovingly written – “Love this book. I know Marjolein from the wonderful class Toddler yoga teacher I followed three years ago and she has written another beautiful, easy accessible book. Connecting with our children will become easier and easier with these tips and information. Reading Thank you very much!”

Just a great quality book for people who want a happy life – “This book is awesome! It’s great quality with all the pictures and tips it is really easy and fun to read too. It is kind of spiritual in a sense because it tells all the feelings and why the theory explained is so great. But that is nothing that bothered me. Just a great quality book!

About Marjolein Smit

Marjolein Smit is a Dutch certified yoga instructor, specializing in teaching yoga classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

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Should you wish to read all of Marjolein Smit’s books, please see her Amazon Authorpage.