The Grand Mosque of Paris by Karen Gray Ruelle
A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

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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.

About Karen Gray Ruelle

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Karen Gray Ruelle is an author, illustrator, and librarian. Kirkus Reviews has called her books "ideal for beginners." She lives in New York City. Aileen Fisher (1907-2002) received many awards and citations during a career that spanned more than 70 years. She lived in Boulder, Colorado. Deborah Durland DeSaix, a former professor of illustration at the University of Hartford, now devotes all of her time to fine art and illustration. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Published August 1, 2009 by Holiday House. 40 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Children's Books.

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Holocaust history includes many instances of righteous individuals who risked their lives to hide or help Jews escape the Nazis’ annihilating evil.

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