9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PT / 12 p.m.–3:30 p.m. ET
Join us for a half-day workshop exploring the history of the Jews of West and Sub-Saharan Africa and the importance of African perspectives to Holocaust history. The program will highlight African scholars’ emerging interest in Nazi and Vichy race laws, forced labor, and internment in the region. Scholars from Africa, Europe, Israel, and North America will present African research and collections on the cultural, spiritual, and social history of West African Jews.
Aomar Boum, Associate professor, Anthropology Department, UCLA
Lisa Leff, Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Professor of History, Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, and Viterbi Family Endowed Chair in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba, Assistant professor, English Department, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Alioune Dème, Assistant professor, History Department, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal
Ismaël Diadié Haïdara, Director, Fondo Kati
Ruth Ginio, Associate professor, General History Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Maguèye Kassé, Professor, German Studies Department, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal
Edward Kissi, Associate professor, Africana Studies Department, University of South Florida
Janice Levi, PhD candidate, History Department, UCLA
Sidi N'Diaye, Lecturer, New Sorbonne University, Paris, France
This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.