Posted on Samedi 23 décembre 2006
Robert Satloff, one of the world’s smartest Arabists, reveals other links between the Arabs and the Holocaust in his groundbreaking new book, « Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Long Reach Into Arab Lands. » He shows how the Nazis set up the machinery of death in North Africa. Although « only » 4,000 to 5,000 Jews died before the Allies liberated the area in 1943, many more were consigned to forced labor camps in hellish conditions.
« Arabs played a role at every level, » Satloff wrote. « Some went door to door with the Germans, pointing out Jews for arrest. Others led Jewish workers on forced marches or served as overseers at labor camps. »