Among the Righteous
PublicAffairs, 30 oct. 2006 - 288 páginas
Thousands of people have been honored for saving Jews during the Holocaust—but not a single Arab. Looking for a hopeful response to the plague of Holocaust denial sweeping across the Arab and Muslim worlds, Robert Satloff sets off on a quest to find the Arab hero whose story will change the way Arabs view Jews, themselves, and their own history.
The story of the Holocaust's long reach into the Arab world is difficult to uncover, covered up by desert sands and desert politics. We follow Satloff over four years, through eleven countries, from the barren wasteland of the Sahara, where thousands of Jews were imprisoned in labor camps; through the archways of the Mosque in Paris, which may once have hidden 1700 Jews; to the living rooms of octogenarians in London, Paris and Tunis. The story is very cinematic; the characters are rich and handsome, brave and cowardly; there are heroes and villains. The most surprising story of all is why, more than sixty years after the end of the war, so few people— Arab and Jew—want this story told.
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AMONG THE RIGHTEOUS: Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab LandsReseña de usuario - Kirkus
An unexpected glimpse of the Holocaust in North Africa, where thousands of Jews were forced into 100 labor camps while most Arabs looked the other way, others collaborated with persecutors and some ... Leer reseña completa
LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - urhockey22 - LibraryThing
This is a fascinating subject. I thought it could have been organized a bit differently, but the important research that Robert Satloff has done far outweighs the importance of any minor disagreements on structure. An essential work. Leer reseña completa
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