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About This Event

Time: May 21, 2019, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. EDT

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024
United States

  • Laurette Cohen (front row, in the far right) poses with her students at an Alliance Israelite School in Morocco. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Mathilde Tagger
  • Laurette Cohen (front row, in the far right) poses with her students at an Alliance Israelite School in Morocco. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Mathilde Tagger

Long understood as a strictly European tragedy, the Holocaust’s reach extended far beyond the traditional boundaries of continental Europe to the Muslim world of North Africa in ways that force us to rethink racial and religious persecution, internment, and postwar life. Join the Museum for a panel discussion that will explore the complicated but symbiotic relationship between Jews and Muslims in the 1930s and 1940s. Inspired by their critically acclaimed collection, The Holocaust and North Africa, (published by Stanford University Press in Association with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2018), Sarah Abrevaya Stein and Aomar Boum will bring new perspectives and new voices into the Holocaust history of these historic homelands.

Opening Remarks
Robert Satloff, PhD, Executive Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Author, Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from The Holocaust’s Long Reach into Arab Lands (Public Affairs, 2006)

Panelists
Aomar Boum, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, and Co-Editor, The Holocaust and North Africa
Sarah Abrevaya Stein, PhD, Professor of History, Maurice Amado Endowed Chair in Sephardic Studies, and Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director, Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, and Co-Editor, The Holocaust and North Africa

This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information, please contact calendar@ushmm.org.