A descendant of Prophet Mohammed who saved Jews.

History of Sorts

SI ALI

What happens if you set aside different religious believes and ideologies and when you look at only the humanity? Hate and indifference disappears and respect for each other prevails. This is something which was true during the darkest time in history and is still true today.

Prior to the outbreak of WWII Si Ali Sakkat had been a government minister in Tunisia and had also been the mayor of the capital Tunis. Si Ali Sakkat, was a Tunisian nobleman and the heir to an ancient liberal family and a  descendant of Prophet Mohammed.

By 1940 he was enjoying retirement on his farm at the base of Jebel Zaghouan.

mountain

Nearby his farm  was a Vichy and Nazi forced labor camp for  Jews . The Jewish slave laborers  were put to work repairing an airfield, which was regularly  the target of allied bombing raids.

labor

The local Tunisian population  witnessed how the Nazis who ran the camp…

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