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Oral history interview with Frère Daniel de Montmollin

Oral History | Accession Number: 2018.496.4 | RG Number: RG-90.016.0004

Frère Daniel de Montmollin discusses life in Taizé as part of a community under the leadership of Frère Roger, his arrival in August 1945 to an environment of scarcity, poverty, struggle, and commitment to a communal life; the return to Taizé in the winter of 1944-1945 of Frère Pierre to a house that had been looted during the war and fields devastated by inattention; the first work which was to seed the fields to produce food during winter of 1944-1945; finding food for the cows and allowing a few chickens to feed themselves; not having much experience in communal living but being led with inspiration and commitment by Father Roger; how the need to produce food led them to work closely with the villagers who also had very little; and the ideals, humanity, devotion, inspiration, and leadership of Father Roger.


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Interviewee
Frère Daniel de Montmollin
Interviewer
Frère Emile
Date
interview:  2007 January
Language
French
Extent
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Communauté de Taizé
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-03 13:28:36
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