Synopsis by Nathan Southern
MacNeil-Lehrer Productions and the journalist-cum-think tank leader Robert Satloff teamed up to create this unique documentary, directed by William Cran and adapted from a tome by Satloff. The program begins with a key question: given the breadth of Holocaust denial within the Arabic universe, did any Arabs play key roles in rescuing Jews from Nazi annihilation? Satloff sets out to find an Arab hero who filled this role; in the process, he not only found several of these individuals but uncovered a fascinating "lost history" concerning what happened to over 500,000 Jewish men and women who occupied the Arabic lands of North Africa just prior to the Second World War. Among the Righteous documents Satloff's findings.
Arab, history, Holocaust, Jewish, Nazi