The Holocaust and North Africa ft. Aomar Boum and Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Friday, Apr 9, 2021

“The Holocaust and North Africa ft. Aomar Boum and Sarah Abrevaya Stein” took place virtually on 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.


This event is free with a suggested $10 donation.

This program is presented by The National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership with The Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Temple BZBI in Philadelphia