Arthur Robert (b. 1920)

Arthur Robert (Ro-behr) was born September 6, 1920 in La Broque, France, a small village near Alsace, to Marguerite and Arthur Robert. He had two sisters: Alice (Alis) and Genevieve (Genviev). 

When Arthur was still in high school, his father founded the Volontaires de la Mort, or the Volunteers of Death, a French Resistance organization whose primary aim was to help any people being hunted and persecuted by the Germans and French collaborators. 

Arthur was nearly 25 when the war ended, at which time he enrolled in seminary school. He would go on to become a Protestant pastor, spending many years in Madagascar. Arthur’s wife is Marcia, and together they have three children: Claudia, Michael, and Denise. 

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