Add the name Noor Inayat Khan to the honor roll of women who fought against Nazi Germany. A new docudrama, “Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story,” dramatizes the real-life story of Khan, a young Muslim of Indian and American heritage who was the first female radio operator sent by the British into Nazi-occupied France. Khan’s decision to join the war effort is all the more intriguing given that she was raised in a pacifist Sufi household.

Later captured and executed at Dachau, Khan was posthumously awarded the George Cross—the UK’s equivalent of the U.S. Medal of Freedom.

The film recently premiered in Washington, D.C. but it’s making its way around the country. Ft. Wayne, Ind. is the next stop.

 

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