MembersDiscovering My Pastor-Grandfather’s “Esther-Moment”

Would he risk his life to rescue Jews in France during the Holocaust? An exclusive interview with Luc Zbinden.

By David Shishkoff | | Topics: CHRISTIANS, Holocaust
Christian Zionist Luc with Israeli journalist Yoav Karkovsky at a memorial for French Jews deported during the Holocaust.
Luc with Israeli journalist Yoav Karkovsky at a memorial for deported French Jews Photo: Courtesy Luc Zbinden

Luc Zbinden of Epalinges, Switzerland came to our attention after he was interviewed on Israeli TV by well-known Israeli journalist Yoav Krakowski. His story provides another spark of hope in which we see how some European Christians stood against the Nazi darkness.

So we reached out to Luc to conduct our own interview to better inform our Israel Today readership about the role Christians played in God’s preservation of the Jewish people in their most difficult hours.

 

Israel Today: How did this all begin for you?

Luc: This story, perhaps the greatest adventure of my life, began more than 12 years ago with a sentence spoken by one of my aunts and the discovery of a small green notebook in an attic. In the middle of a conversation, my aunt said to me one day:

“Do you know that your grandfather protected Jews during the war?”

As someone pre-occupied since my adolescence with the unique destiny of the Jewish people, and...

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3 responses to “Discovering My Pastor-Grandfather’s “Esther-Moment””

  1. Robert's World says:

    Very encouraging story!
    Thanks for sharing this!
    I am sure this kind of work will do much for healing, for trust, and raising hope.

  2. Luc Zbinden says:

    My heartfelt gratitude and deep thanks to David Shishkoff , for his remarkable work that helps passing on this covenantal message.
    I keep on giving lectures-conferences upon request.

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