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

by Karen Gray Ruelle
| Item # Q5330
Grand Mosque of Paris : A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust Q5330
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The book begins with a quote found in Islamic and Jewish traditions: Save one life, and it is as if youve saved all of humanity. Todays problems between these two Abrahamic religions are obvious, but there are moments of brotherhood. During the Nazi occupation of France, Jews were being rounded up and sent to concentration camps. One avenue of refuge was the Grand Mosque in Paris, where Jewish adults and children hid, some briefly until they could be spirited away, others for longer stays. Thanks to the mosques rector, and particularly Berbers from Algeria, many lives were saved. This is a fascinating, little-known piece of history (the afterword explains how difficult it was to research). The authors sometimes try too hard to explain too much to a middle-grade audience, but they effectively capture the desperation felt by the victims and the enormous effort made by the resistance. The evocative paintings in somber colors heighten the tension.

Product Information

  • AR Level7.1
  • AR Quiz Number133060
  • AR Quiz Points1
  • AuthorKaren Gray Ruelle
  • Page Count40
  • ISBN100823423042
  • ISBN139780823423040
  • PublisherHoliday House
  • Year Published2010
  • Grade Level2 - 12
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectPeople & places (Children's/YA)
    Warfare, battles, armed forces (Children's/YA)
    History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
    History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
  • Lexile Level1090
  • IllustratorDeborah Durland Desaix

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