The Grand Mosque of Paris

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The Grand Mosque of Paris

A Story of How Muslims Saved Jews During the Holocaust

By Karen Gray Ruelle; Deborah Durland DeSaix

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823421596, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2009

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 the Author
A former editor, reviewer, and librarian, Karen Gray Ruelle has written and illustrated a number of books.

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.