Synopses & Reviews
Thousands of people have been honored for saving Jews during the Holocaustbut 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 Jewwant this story told.
Was there an Arab "Schindler?" The neverbefore- told story of the Holocaust in the Arab lands of North Africa, and one man's quest to find the truth
About the Author
Robert Satloff, an expert on Arab and Islamic politics, is executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Soon after 9/11, he and his family moved to Rabat, Morocco, where he launched a search for Arab heroes of the Holocaust. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife, Jennie Litvack, and two sons, Benjamin and William.