“MOD HELMY” – Talk with Igel Avidan
In his book “Mod Helmy” (dtv, 2017), the Israeli author and journalist Igal Avidan traces the
Egyptian doctor Mohamed Helmy, who helped a Jewish family hide from the Gestapo in Nazi Germany.
helped a Jewish family hide from the Gestapo. Although he himself was persecuted by the
Although he himself was persecuted by the Nazis on account of his origins and was imprisoned in the interim, he managed to a Jewish woman, passed off as a Muslim, to safety. He is the first Arab to be recognized as one of the “Righteous Among the Nations” honored at Yad Vashem.
The author Igal Avidan tells the story of the “Arab Schindler” and reports on the background of the research. In the discussion that follows, you will have the opportunity to ask your questions. Igal Avidan, born in Tel Aviv in 1962, studied English literature and computer science in Israel and then political science in Berlin. Since 1990, the Middle East expert has worked as a freelance reporter from Berlin for Israeli and German newspapers and radio stations.
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