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New: THE MOSQUE OF PARIS: How Muslims in Paris Sheltered Jews during World War II

Thursday October 17, 2013 - 09:35:00 AM

The Newman Nonviolent Peacemakers and the Fr. Bill O’Donnell Social Justice Committee will sponsor a lecture on Friday, October 18, by Annette Herskovits (PhD) on the role of Muslims in France during World War II.

Dr. Herskovits will tell the story of how she survived as a Jewish child in Nazi-occupied Paris, and present a short film about how the Mosque of Paris sheltered Jews. 

She will also speak of the several hundred thousand Muslim men from French colonies who fought the Nazis with the Allies and suffered disproportionate casualties. 

7:15 pm Friday, Oct. 18,  

Newman Hall/Holy Spirit Parish  

2700 Dwight Way @ College, Berkeley 

More info: 510 499 0537