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Grand Mosque of Paris, The: The Story of How Muslims Saved Jews During the Holocaust

Author: Karen Gray  Ruelle
Publisher: Holiday House
Subject/Category: 3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2011
ISBN: 9780823421596
Awards::  WAW
Review: During the Nazi occupation of Paris, no Jew was safe from arrest and deportation to a concentration camp. Few Parisians were willing to risk their own lives to help. Yet many Jews found refuge in an unlikely place, the sprawling complex of the Grand Mosque of Paris. Not just a place of worship but also a community center, this hive of activity was an ideal temporary hiding place for escaped prisoners of war and Jews of all ages, including children.

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