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The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust - KitaabWorld

The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

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When the Nazis occupied Paris, no Jew was safe from arrest and deportation. Few Parisians were willing to risk their own lives to help. Yet during that perilous time, many Jews found refuge in an unlikely place--the sprawling complex of the Grand Mosque of Paris. Not just a place of worship but a community center, this hive of activity was an ideal temporary hiding place for escaped prisoners of war and Jews of all ages, especially children. Beautifully illustrated and thoroughly researched. 

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Age: 8-11 years

Language: English
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 40
Publisher: Holiday House; Reprint edition (June 1, 2010)
Author: Karen Gray Ruelle (Author), Deborah Durland DeSaix (Illustrator)
Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.1 x 9.5 inches
ISBN-13: 978-0823423040

KitaabWorld Book Review:  This little-known piece of history recounts how the Muslims of Grand Mosque of Paris saved the lives of many Jews in Nazi occupied France. With beautiful but sombre oil paintings, the illustrations hint both at a time of desperation but also of hope. A timely reminder of the ties of humanity and brotherhood between communities, it echoes a quote familiar to both Jews and Muslims, “Save one life and it is as if you have saved all of humanity.”

This book is also part of our CELEBRATING ISLAM book list.

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As a Jewish person, I found the book fascinating . I did not know about the Muslims and the Jews and how Muslims helped during the war. I thought it was a beautiful story that brought the two religions together . I think it is very important for people to know, especially in these times, with a hateful president who insists in my opinion that we show no tolerance to anyone .

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