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October 19, 2017
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7 p.m.

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

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Why North Africa? An American Invasion
Public Program
American troops parade through Casablanca, Morocco, in November 1942. <i>Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes</i>
American troops parade through Casablanca, Morocco, in November 1942. Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de Nantes

In November 1942, US troops stormed the beaches of Algeria and Morocco in Operation Torch, the first American offensive of World War II. Military leaders learned important lessons from the North African campaign, which later shaped their approach to liberating Europe.

In this program, scholars will discuss the power grabs, plot twists, and diplomatic intrigue that heightened the importance of a victory in North Africa. They also will present insights gleaned from newly discovered documents about Jewish resistance and the fate of the Jewish communities.

Speakers
Dr. Edna Friedberg,
Historian, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Dr. Meredith Hindley, historian and author of Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II
Dr. Robert Satloff, Executive Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and author of Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands 

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Stream the program live at ushmm.org/watch. Registration is not required to watch the live-streamed event.



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