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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