Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust: The Future of the Field
April 28-30, 2013
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Laurette Cohen (front row, far right) poses for a class portrait with with her students at an Alliance Israélite Universelle school in Morocco, 1935. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Mathilde Tagger
Sephardic Studies Initiative of the University of Washingtons Samuel & Althea Stroum Jewish Studies Program and the Museums 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.
Click here to access the Symposium Homepage, which includes Eventbrite links to register for all sessions. Symposium sessions are open to the public, and free, but due to limited seating, advance registration is requested.
PLEASE NOTE: The Keynote Address on April 28th and the Day Sessions on April 29th 30th each require separate registration.
Keynote Address: Sephardim, Memory, and the Holocaust
Dr. Aron Rodrigue
Charles Michael Professor in Jewish History and Culture; Director and Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University
Sunday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
University of Washington
Kane Hall, Room 220, 1410 Northeast Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington
Day Sessions: These will take place in the University of Washington Allen Library Petersen Room, #485. Click here to RSVP.