The Holocaust and North Africa ft. Aomar Boum and Sarah Abrevaya Stein
Friday, Apr 9, 2021
Join us as we commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) by exploring the myriad ways in which the Holocaust unfolded across North Africa.
Posted by National Museum of American Jewish History on Friday, April 9, 2021
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Join us as we commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) by exploring the myriad ways in which the Holocaust unfolded across North Africa. In this program our special guest historians, Aomar Boum and Sarah Abrevaya Stein, co-editors of The Holocaust and North Africa, will explore this lesser-known history in conversation with NMAJH’s chief curator, Josh Perelman. The conversation will end with audience Q&A.
About the Speakers
Aomar Boum is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCLA. His research focuses on the historical, social and cultural representation of and political discourse about religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East and North Africa.
Professor Sarah Abrevaya Stein is the Maurice Amado Endowed Chair in Sephardic Studies, & Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director, Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies. As the author or editor of nine books she has won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, two National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Jewish Book Awards as well as the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award.
Ways to Watch
Facebook: Look for the LIVE post on the Museum’s Facebook page at 1pm ET. You do not need a Facebook account to view the program.
NMAJH website: A little before the program start time, the livestream will also be available on the Museum’s website at the top of this page. You will be prompted to enter your email address. Please note that you may need to refresh your screen and press “play” on the video—the static image will be replaced with the live feed before the program starts. Please note that audience Q&A is only available on Facebook and Zoom during the live program.
Zoom: Registration is required to view on Zoom. Click here to register. Zoom will cut off registration/stop letting people in when we run out of room. Should that occur, please use one of the other methods listed above instead–they are all free and have unlimited capacity.
This event is free with a suggested $10 donation.