The Zionist-controlled media will never tell you that while the German Jews and Zionist terrorist groups (Stern, Lehi, etc.) collaborated with Nazis – more than 100,000 Jews were saved by Turkish and Iranian diplomats in France. Several Muslims in France, Albania and other European countries risked their lives by giving refuge to Jews in their homes. Furthermore, over 300,000 African Muslim soldiers of the Free French Army fought Nazi occupation forces to liberate France.
Fariborz Mokhtari in his 2011 book, In the Lion’s Shadow, has claimed that Iranian diplomat in Paris during Nazi occupation, Abdol-Hossein Sardari (d. 1981), saved 2,000 Iranian Jews from the Nazis.
George Senahi, was a member of a close-knit community of Iranian Jews in France. He was a prosperous textile merchant and the family lived in a large, comfortable house in Montmorency, about 25km (15.5 miles) north of the Paris. When the Nazis invaded, the Senahis attempted to escape to Tehran, hiding for a while in the French countryside, before being forced to return to Paris.
Like others in the Iranian Jewish community, Senahi turned for help to the young head of Iran’s diplomatic mission in Paris. Abdol-Hossein Sardari was able to provide the Senahi family with the passports and travel documents they needed for safe-passage through Nazi-occupied Europe, a month-long journey that was still fraught with danger.
George Senahi’s daughter, Eliane Senahi Cohanim, 78, has lived for the past 30 years in California with her husband Nasser Cohanim, a successful banker. Eliane has no doubt to whom she and her younger brother Claude owe their lives.
“I think Sardari was like Schindler (Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who saved 1000 Jews), at that time, helping the Jews in Paris,” says Eliane Senahi Cohanim.
Sardari used his influence and German contacts to gain exemptions from Nazi race laws for more than 2,000 Iranian Jews, and possibly others, arguing that they did not have blood ties to European Jewry.
Sardari, a pro-Shah, left Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and settled in Britain where he died in Nottingham.
In April 1978, Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, sent a series of questions to him about his wartime role. He replied: “As you may know, I had the pleasure of being the Iranian consul in Paris during the German occupation of France, and as such it was my duty to save all Iranians, including Iranian Jews.”
Abdol-Hossein Sardari was posthumously recognised for his humanitarian work in 2004 at a ceremony at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Los Angeles.