Seminar: "A Righteous Sultan?": The Memory of Mohammed V as Protector of Moroccan Jews in Holocaust Geographies

Seminar: "A Righteous Sultan?": The Memory of Mohammed V as Protector of Moroccan Jews in Holocaust Geographies

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
The Board Room, Middle East Centre
Speaker(s): 
Aomar Boum (UCLA)
Chair: 
Michael Willis (St Antony’s College)

Aomar Boum is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is interested in the place of religious minorities such as Jews, Baha'is, Shias and Christians in post-independence nation states. He is the author of Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco (Stanford 2013). This book was translated into Arabic and published in Morocco in 2015. Boum is currently working on an edited book on the Holocaust and North Africa with Sarah Stein, a book on Morocco and the Holocaust with Daniel Schroeter and a manuscript on Jews and public transportation in Morocco during the Twentieth Century.