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The Shoah: Stories from North Africa
The Shoah: Stories from North Africa

Mon, Jan 31



The Shoah: Stories from North Africa

The Holocaust is usually understood as a European story. Yet, this pivotal episode unfolded across North Africa and reverberated through politics, literature, memoir, and memory—Muslim as well as Jewish—in the post-war years.

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Jan 31, 2022, 6:00 PM



From the implementation of race laws and forced labor across the Maghreb to the long-term impact on Muslim–Jewish relations, the events of the Holocaust in North Africa set the stage for an entirely new post-war reality. Dr. Aomar Boum, Professor and Maurice Amado Endowed Chair in Sephardic Studies at UCLA, will discuss why the history of the Shoah and North Africa has been so widely ignored and reflect on what we have to gain by understanding it in all its nuances. This program is part of our Sephardic & Mizrahi Stories series exploring Sephardic and Mizrahi culture, history, and experiences.


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