Muslim Righteous Among the Nations


The Aladdin Project wants to honor and promote awareness of the actions of Muslims who protected and saved Jews during the Second World War.

Projection of the movie Les Hommes libres (The Free Men) by Ismaël Ferroukhi

The Aladdin Project organized a series of projections and debates surrounding the movie Les Hommes libres by Ismaël Ferroulkhi. This fiction is based on a true story, that of a friendship forged in the worst moments of Nazi-occupied Paris between a Jewish singer of Algerian origin, Salim Halali, and the Rector of the Paris Mosque, Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit, an influential cleric who, through his courageous actions, saved the lives of many Jews.

Negotiations are also underway with the Ministry of National Education to show the movie Les Hommes libres, followed by a debate, in ten French towns in front of high school audiences: Lille, Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Lyon, Montpellier, Grenoble, Evry, and Cergy-Pontoise.

On 13 September 2011, the Aladdin Project organized the premiere of this movie at the Cinéma des Cinéastes, followed by a debate on Jewish-Muslim relations during Nazi occupation in France.

Projection of the movie Turkish Passport by Burak Arliel

The Aladdin Project also contributed to the promotion and broadcasting of the docu-fiction Turkish Passport by Burak Arliel. This moving film tells the unknown story of Turkish diplomats who saved hundreds of French Jews of Turkish origin from deportation and death.