US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Redefining Antisemitism through the Stories of Jews and Muslims during the Holocaust
Dr. Mehnaz Afridi is assistant professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College. She is also director of its Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center, which promotes interfaith dialogue among Muslims, Jews, and Christians based on the educational mission of the college. Her research focuses on Muslim identity with an emphasis on Europe and Islam, Muslims and Jews in Italian culture, and the way that antisemitism has been expressed by her contemporaries. She is the author of The Shoah Through Muslim Eyes (forthcoming 2016) and the co-editor, with David M. Buyze, of Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamuk: Existentialism and Politics (2012). She currently serves on the Museum's Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust. In her lecture, Dr. Afridi will discuss her work as a Muslim on the Holocaust and its implications for interreligious dialogue today. She also will examine antisemitic propaganda in the Islamic context and explore overlooked stories of cooperation between Jews and Muslims during the Holocaust.
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Dr. Mehnaz M. Afridi
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
This annual lecture has been made possible through the generosity of Janice Weinman Shorenstein.
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