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How an Arab Doctor Saved a Jewish Girl in Hitler’s Berlin

Hosted By: Leo Baeck Institute- New York/ Berlin

Journalist Ronen Steinke shares the remarkable story of Mohammed Helmy, the Egyptian doctor who risked his life to save Jewish Berliners from the Nazis. Steinke’s new book focuses on Helmy’s relationship with Anna, a Jewish girl whose identity he helped to hide, as well as the encounters between Jews and Weimar-era Berlin’s Muslim community. With moderator Sophie Spaan.

We recommend reading Spaan’s article (co-authored with Mayra Hannun), “When Europe Loved Islam” in Foreign Policy.

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Leo Baeck Institute- New York/ Berlin

The Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin is a research library and archive focused on the history of German-speaking Jews. Its extensive library, archival, and art collections comprise one of the most significant repositories of primary source material and scholarship on the centuries of Jewish life in Central Europe before the Holocaust.
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