The lost stories of righteous Arabs during the Holocaust

PBS aired a documentary last night called Among the Righteous that attempts to answer the question: Did any Arabs save any Jews during the Holocaust? The answer, as the PBS narrator puts it, “might change how Arabs view the Holocaust and how Arabs and Jews view each other.”

Since it was established in 1953 by the Knesset, Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, has recognized some 20,000 non-Jews. None of the names, however, are Arab. But as this documentary shows, many Arabs did help Jews in parts of Nazi-occupied Tunisia.

PBS has a website loaded with resources connected to the documentary, where you can not only read about some of the uplifting stories, but also find out when the program airs again.