Liénart, seemed to evade the choice by maintaining a public silence. For those Christians--and they were many--who opted against condoning persecution it was the catalyst for joining the Resistance. They did so with a good conscience, and thus helped to sustain French honour.
Although deportations continued, the last one taking place as late as August 1944, the Church's attention was diverted as it was confronted with another problem, one that concerned a larger body of people: the STO: the shipping off to Germany of young men as forced labour for the German war machine.
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