AND THERE WAS LIGHT JACQUES LUSSEYRAN PDF

He became totally blind in a school accident at the age of 7. At a young age he became alarmed at the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany and decided to learn the German language so that he could listen to German radio broadcasts. By , when Nazi Germany annexed Austria , he had accomplished this task. In July he organized and participated in a campaign to drop pro-resistance leaflets on trains, and claimed to carry tear gas canisters to stop people from interfering, though he never used them. His knowledge of German helped him understand more of the situation than most French prisoners. He was sent to Buchenwald concentration camp with other French citizens, where, because he was blind, he did not have to participate in forced labor as most other prisoners did.

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He became totally blind in a school accident at the age of 7. At a young age he became alarmed at the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany and decided to learn the German language so that he could listen to German radio broadcasts.

By , when Nazi Germany annexed Austria , he had accomplished this task. In July he organized and participated in a campaign to drop pro-resistance leaflets on trains, and claimed to carry tear gas canisters to stop people from interfering, though he never used them.

His knowledge of German helped him understand more of the situation than most French prisoners. He was sent to Buchenwald concentration camp with other French citizens, where, because he was blind, he did not have to participate in forced labor as most other prisoners did.

Soon most of his childhood friends and fellow resistance operatives were arrested, and he met some of them in the concentration camp. Lusseyran helped to motivate a spirit of resistance within the camp, particularly within the French and German prisoners. He died together with his third wife Marie in a car accident in France on July 27, He is survived by his four children.

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Charles S. Later, he has to survive brutality, sickness, and starvation at the Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald. In a school accident at the age of eight, Lusseyran becomes totally blind. Yet he continues to experience an otherwise normal childhood with many close friends. He reads braille vociferously and gains admission to the finest schools in France. With his best friend Jean, Lusseyran immerses himself in life, friendships, learning, and social causes.

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Jacques Lusseyran

Lusseyran allows us to glimpse both heaven and hell on Earth through the eyes of a man who has lived through both. Lusseyran was born in Paris in A tragic schoolroom accident rendered him completely blind at age 8. Yet how was I to believe them when I saw? I found light and joy at the same moment, and I can say without hesitation that from that time on light and joy have never been separated in my experience. Inside me every sound, every scent, and every shape was forever changing into light, and light itself changing into color to make a kaleidoscope of my blindness.

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