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

by Karen Gray Ruelle

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Response - I really liked it. I am a history buff but had not heard of this piece of Nazi resistance. I appreciated the endnotes but sad to learn that little is documented of these heroic acts.

Curricular connection - Unit on WWII
  jegammon | Feb 27, 2015 |
This well researched book is great for the classroom. The afterword holds its own as a great informative piece. This in my opinion is the best way to inform student about history and get them thinking about cultural differences and how we are all still human, and the power of working together.A story that files in the face of current world views of how Jews and Muslims do not get along. ( )
  jordan70 | Mar 16, 2014 |
The Grand Mosque of Paris provided a place of refuge for the Jewish people during World War and the Nazi Occupation. The authors provide distinct information on certain people who helped Jewish people during this time people. I feel like that helps readers connect with the historical information on more of a personal level.
I believe the author wrote this book to provide insight on the struggles Jewish people endured during the World War. The main focus of the book is on the Muslims that helped the Jews during World War and provided them a hiding place in the Grand Mosque of Paris. There isn’t a lot of information available on the Muslims that helped Jews during the World War and its clear that the author feels its important for that information to be brought to light.
  psuchilit14 | Mar 16, 2014 |
Excellent, true story. Muslims need to know how Muslims helped people of another faith.
  fadeledu | Dec 13, 2013 |
The book is about a true story of a Muslim community in Paris working to save the Jewish people. It has a really rich culture and religion that will be excellent to use in classrooms to show children how different the culture is, and help shed light at it's uniqueness. ( )
  marycha | Dec 3, 2013 |
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Very well told story of the hospitality offered to Jews by the Muslim center in Paris--tells risks involved and shows compassionate and caring way Jews were helped and protected--better known as le Chamber in France.
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When the Nazis occupied Paris, no Jew was safe from arrest and deportation. Few Parisians were willing to risk their own lives to help. Yet during that perilous time, many Jews found refuge in an unlikely place--the sprawling complex of the Grand Mosque of Paris. Not just a place of worship but a community center, this hive of activity was an ideal temporary hiding place for escaped prisoners of war and Jews of all ages, especially children. Beautifully illustrated and thoroughly researched. 

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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.… (more)

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