Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust:
The Future of the Field
April 28-30, 2013
University of Washington
Co-organized through the Sephardic Studies Initiative of the University of Washington’s Samuel & Althea Stroum Jewish Studies Program and the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, this symposium explores the unique history of Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust.
Although extensive research has been conducted on the Holocaust in recent decades, the experience of Sephardic Jews on the periphery of occupied Europe, along the Mediterranean, and in Vichy-controlled colonies in North Africa has remained relatively unexplored. Understanding the Sephardic experience during the Holocaust forces us to refine our assumptions about its scope and the qualitative differences in the persecution, destruction, resistance, and survival of varied Jewish communities under occupation.
Keynote Address: Dr. Aron Rodrigue
Charles Michael Professor in Jewish History and Culture,
This event is free and open to the public, but resgistration for admittance is required. To RSVP vist: http://jewdub.org/holocaustsymposium/