Read more about the true stories in Among the Righteous. Plus, watch video clips and extended interviews about some of the people profiled.
Khaled Abdul Wahab A charismatic, cosmopolitan Tunisian not only hid a local Jewish family at his farm, but also protected the women from harm.
Si Ali Sakkat After a long career in public service, an Arab nobleman retired to a farm, where, one day, he welcomed and harbored some unexpected guests -- Jewish men who had escaped from a labor camp during a battle.
Nissim Zvili When the father of this Tunisian Jewish family was conscripted for forced labor by the Nazis, the others were taken to a farm for protection by an Arab friend.
Morice Tondowski A young Polish man fled his country to escape the war, but after joining the French military, wound up in a desert labor camp.
Silvan Shalom After the male members of this influential Jewish family escaped to avoid arrest by the Nazis, the women were aided by a compassionate and quick-thinking Arab neighbor.
Hamza Abdul Jalil The owner of a neighborhood bathhouse in Tunisia hid a young Jewish man who was trying to evade a Nazi dragnet for forced laborers.
Joseph Scemla Betrayed by their Arab 'friend,' this Tunisian Jewish man and his two sons suffered the ultimate fate -- deportation to Germany and execution at a Nazi prison.
World War II was a global conflict yet most students are only familiar with the events in Europe or Asia. Understanding the dimensions of the Holocaust in French North Africa and the decisions made by inhabitants there is crucial to understanding the moral and ethical issues presented in this program.
Resources for teachers striving to help students learn the history of the Holocaust and reflect upon the moral and ethical questions raised by that history.
Lesson plans to help students understand that history is not inevitable, and that the choices of ordinary citizens shape our lives and the lives of those around us.
DIGITAL ASSETS - IMAGES FROM NORTHERN AFRICA
Use these primary sources to further students investigation into the Holocaust in Arab lands.
The history of the Holocaust in France's three North African colonies (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia) is intrinsically tied to France's fate during this period.
In 1939, French North Africa was composed of three colonies: Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. Arab and Berber Muslims made up by far the largest part of the population and Jews made up the smallest percentage.