Mr. Franco was the President of the Community of Rhodes during the 1930's and was very involved in the fight against the racial laws and the other injustices that were being perpetrated by the Italian Government of the day. After the war he wrote in French, a book called The Jewish Martyrs of Rhodes and Cos. The book was translated into English by Joseph Franco. The book was acknowledged by amongst others, The King of Spain, the presidents of Israel, the U.S., Italy, the Czeck Republic and S. Africa. (Nelson Mandela.) It was also reviewed in Time Magazine. The English translation is mentioned as recommended reading in a book published by the Greek Foreign Ministry entitled Documents on the History of the Greek Jews. You can obtain the book by calling 212-294-6170.

Thank you to Mr. Joseph Franco of Cape Town for his assistance.