Scottish Minister Who Helped 2,000 People Escape the Nazis Memorialized in France
The Rev. Dr. Donald Caskie, a Church of Scotland minister who saved more than 2,000 people during World War II, was recently honored at a ceremony in France. The organization Le Devoir du Memoire (â€śDuty to Rememberâ€ť) installed a plaque at Fort de la Revere near Nice, where Caskie, nicknamed the Tartan Pimpernel, helped Resistance fighters escape through a sewer system.
â€śThese men were heroes of the shadows who did not seek reward and only thought about whether or not they had done their duty,â€ť said Le Devoir du Memoire secretary Nicole Pinon while presenting a commemorative medal to Caskieâ€™s nephews on October 19. â€śOur goal is to never forget.â€ť
Nephew Tom Caskie said he was â€śbursting with prideâ€ť at the well-deserved tribute. â€śHe was a hero of the Second World War,â€ť he said of his uncle, â€śand is still remembered with affection for his time as the minister of the Scots Kirk in Paris and the things...
From the news: "When Germany invaded France in 1940, Caskie refused to return to Scotland, saying he â€śknew with utter certainty that God wanted me to stay in France.â€ť Instead, he denounced the Nazis from the pulpit. To the French authorities who offered to arrange Caskieâ€™s safe return home, he responded, â€śThereâ€™s nothing Iâ€™d like better, but that is impossible. I cannot desert my own people in such a dreadful hour of need. I am a minister. How could I leave them?â€ť
From the pulpit? I guess he didn't hear someone say that sort of thing shouldn't be done.
If part 2 of the article is true this would apply.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Or donâ€™t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit Godâ€™s Kingdom? Donâ€™t be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortionists, will inherit Godâ€™s Kingdom.