Jun 3, 2009

Sheltering the unwanted: Holocaust survivor hides Arab migrant

Georges Gumpel, a Holocaust survivor, sees a parallel between his early life and that of Alae-Addine, a Moroccan teenager threatened with deportation by immigration officials in France.

Pensioner Georges was hidden from the Nazis by the French Resistance and he is now offering shelter to Alae-Addine in his apartment in Lyon.

Any day now, the unlikely duo, whose stories span a religious divide and more than 60 years of history, will find out if Alae-Addine's bid to stay in the country legally has been successful.

An AFPTV report.

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