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A 'Righteous' Honor for an Arab Who Saved Jews
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A 'Righteous' Honor for an Arab Who Saved Jews

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A 'Righteous' Honor for an Arab Who Saved Jews

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During World War II, many Arabs intervened to save imperiled Jews. In Among the Righteous, author Robert Satloff tells the story of Khaleb Abdulwahab, who helped save the family of Anny Boukris. The late Abdulwahab is the first Arab to be nominated for a "Righteous Among the Nations" honor from Israel's Holocaust Museum. Satloff and the daughters of the two main characters in the story speak with Renee Montagne.

Book Tracks Holocaust's 'Lost Stories'

Book Tracks Holocaust's 'Lost Stories'
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Satloff found some Arab families were uncomfortable with the fact that relatives had helped Jews during the Holocaust. Public Affairs hide caption

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Middle East historian Robert Satloff has written Among the Righteous, subtitled "Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands."

He documents many instances of Arabs protecting Jews in North Africa from the Holocaust — a history he hopes will help today's Arabs and Jews come together. But many contemporary Arab families are not comfortable with the notion that their relatives helped Jews.

Satloff, executive director of the Washington Insitute for Near East Policy, tells Robert Siegel about his experiences in developing the material for the book.

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Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands

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