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About This Event

Time: March 4, 2021, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PST

Ticket: Free, Registration Required

Location: Virtual Event

Co-presented with:

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  • A Nazi propaganda poster boasts about German colonies in Africa, circa 1937. Julien Bryan Archive
  • A Nazi propaganda poster boasts about German colonies in Africa, circa 1937. Julien Bryan Archive

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.

Introductory Remarks
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

Speakers
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. 

For more details about the program, visit this page. For questions, please contact Krista Hegburg at khegburg@ushmm.org.