The Grand Mosque of Paris

The Grand Mosque of Paris

A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

Book - 2009
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Presents the story of how Si Kaddour Benghabret, rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris, and other Muslims, gave Jews shelter and worked in the resistance to help them escape Nazi persecution during the German occupation of Paris.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780823421596
Branch Call Number: J 940.5318 RUE
Characteristics: 40 p. : col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: DeSaix, Deborah Durland


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Jul 01, 2018

This is a fascinating account of how Muslim rector Si Kaddour Benghabrit and the Kabyle Resistance sheltered Jews and Allied forces personnel on the grounds of the Grand Mosque in the heart of Paris, escorting them to safety. You'll hold your breath as the Rector calmly speaks with Nazi and Vichy government officials in his office while Jews scramble into their hiding places. Be sure to read the "Afterword" at the back of the book to learn how this amazing story recently came to light.


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