Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story caught my attention solely because it is the story of an Indian-Muslim woman who shows courage in a small but important way in the fight against the Axis of Evil during World War II.
Noor Inayat Khan was the daughter of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Ora Ray Baker. She was born in Moscow on Jan 1, 1914. Her father was a musician and Sufi teacher, playing a major role in her spirituality and religious upbringing. She grew up in Paris and following the fall of France in 1940, she escaped to England and joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. In 1942, she joined the Special Operations Executive, an organization whose main goal was to sabotage and bring down the Axis powers. Khan worked as a telegraph operator and helped transmit information back to Britain from France under the alias ‘Madeleine.’
Following a betrayal from her French comrades, she was arrested by the Nazi secret police. She made several attempts at escaping from prison but she was recaptured and, finally, sent to the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany. She never cooperated with her captors nor revealed any names or secrets leading up to her execution in November of 1944, just before the end of World War II.
The Kickstarter to complete this biopic ends on February 6, 2014. The creators of the film, Unity Productions Foundation, is a nonprofit organization. Their goal is to raise $45,000 to help finish the editing, narrating and other such processes so the movie can be shared with PBS for public viewing. Help them meet their goal and be a part in the telling of the courageous story of an Indian-American-Muslim woman’s part in the fight against the Nazi occupation be told.
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