Thursday, September 1, 2011

August 29, 1914


At the end of the first month of the Great War:
August 29, 1914: an agonizing French Catholic soldier, in an ambulance bombarded by the Germans in the war front, asks a military chaplain, whom he believes to be a priest in a cassock, for a Crucifix. The chaplain was Chief Rabbi Abraham Bloch, who brings and presents to him the image of the Crucified Lord: moments later, both would be killed by an exploding shell.

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