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Did any Arabs save Jews during the Holocaust?

March 21, 2010

Among the Righteous recounts Robert Satloff's eight-year effort to provide a hopeful response to the problems of Holocaust ignorance and denial in the Arab world by asking a question no one had ever before posed: Did any Arabs save any Jews during the Holocaust?

His journey, which began on the streets of Manhattan on September 11, 2001, eventually took him on an eleven-country, four-continent search for courageous Arab heroes who helped protect Jews during their time of need. Along the way, he also unearthed a vast, unexplored story of what actually happened to the half-million Jews of the Arab lands of North Africa under Nazi, Vichy, and Fascist rule.

From the labyrinthine alleys of Tunis to the bustling souk of Fez to forgotten desert slave labor camps along the Morocco-Algeria border, Among the Righteous explores perhaps the last untold story of the greatest human calamity in modern times - the Holocaust. Filmed in eight countries -- including Tunisia, Morocco, France, and Israel -- the surprising discoveries chronicled in the film are already challenging how both Arabs and Jews view a long-forgotten but vitally important chapter of the Holocaust.

About the Web Site

Most of all, this Web site is an invitation to a conversation about Among the Righteous and a platform for further research. If you have a story to tell an Arab who helped, aided, protected, or saved a Jew during the Holocaust, please share it. If you have personal information about Arab-Jewish relations during the Holocaust, share it. If you would like to comment about the contemporary relevance of this history for Arabs and Jews, post it here. This moderated interactive forum will be open through October 2010.

This Web site complements the book and the PBS documentary film of the same name. It presents in visual form additional material that is not found in either the book or the film. For full context on the stories and information provided on this site, please refer to the book and to the additional educational resources listed on this Web site.

About the Author

Robert Satloff, one of the nation's leading Middle East experts, is executive director of The Washington Institute, a respected policy think-tank, and host of Dakhil Washington (Inside Washington), a weekly public affairs program on al-Hurra Arabic satellite television network. Since the publication of Among the Righteous, Dr. Satloff and his work have been awarded the Anti-Defamation League's prestigious Daniel Pearl Award for tolerance promotion as well as national prizes from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Touro Synagogue.

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Support Provided By

  • Support for the Web site and educational materials was made possible, in part, by the Charles H. Revson Foundation.
  • Joan and Charles Adler
  • Steven and Leora Levy
  • Judith and Howard P. Berkowitz
  • Robert and Ann Fromer
  • Roger and Susan Hertog
  • Nina and Gary Wexler
  • Moroccan American Cultural Center
  • Sohail and Mona Masood
  • Judy and Josh Weston
  • Lorraine and Richard Abramson
  • James A. Keston and The Keston Family Trust
  • Harold Grinspoon
  • Ziegler Family Trust
  • Shelly and Michael Kassen
  • Martin and Ahuva Gross
  • Ellen and Murray Koppelman
  • Samuel and Helene Soref Foundation
  • The Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University
  • Wendy and James Schreiber
  • Fred and Allyne Schwartz
  • American Islamic Congress