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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.cjs.ucla.edu/marginsholocaustconference/ or call (310) 267-5327 to RSVP.

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NOVEMBER 15-16, 2015 • UCLA FACULTY CENTER

MARGINS OF THE HOLOCAUST

Lot 2 Parking Kiosk Corner of Hilgard Ave & Westholme Ave

Map: U.S. Department of War, The Pocket Guide to North Africa (1943)

MEALS Light refreshments will be available throughout the conference. Sunday, November 15th: Lunch will be provided to all guests on Sunday, November 15th. Monday, November 16th: A list of on-campus restaurants will be provided.

ORGANIZERS AOMAR BOUM Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UCLA

SARAH ABREVAYA STEIN Professor of History, UCLA UCLA Maurice Amado Endowed Chair in Sephardic Studies

This program is made possible thanks to a gift from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. Cover image: Laurette Cohen (front row, in the far right) poses with her students at an Alliance Israelite School in Morocco. Image from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Mathilde Tagger

JEWS, MUSLIMS, AND COLONIALISM IN NORTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

HOLOCAUST

Center for Near Eastern Studies

MARGINS OF THE

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Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature, UCLA Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies

302 Royce Hall, Box 951485 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485 MD79

Senior Program Officer Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

NOVEMBER 15-16, 2015 • UCLA FACULTY CENTER

LEAH WOLFSON

TODD S. PRESNER

JEWS, MUSLIMS, AND COLONIALISM IN NORTH AFRICA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Center for Near Eastern Studies


ON THE MARGINS OF THE HOLOCAUST

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mmediately following the Second World War, scholarship on the Holocaust focused on the major historical actors and, to a somewhat lesser degree, the impact of the catastrophic events of the Holocaust on Jewish communities throughout Europe. While mass murder did not occur in North Africa, antisemitic legislation was imposed by the Vichy authorities in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, where labor camps were established, and the threat of annihilation loomed over the region’s Jews. The Allies began to liberate North Africa in November of 1942, and thus spared the Jewish population from the decimation encountered in Europe. Until recently, little work has been done on the broader, trans-historical networks that occurred in what might be termed the “margins” of the Holocaust. This inter-disciplinary conference will examine new research on the war’s impact on Jews and Muslims in an underexplored region. By focusing on a “border region” that operated both within and outside of European colonial structures, more complex and variegated perspectives on the history, memory, and impact of World War II and the Holocaust begin to emerge.

 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2015

 MONDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2015

10AM  INTRODUCTIONS AND WELCOMING REMARKS  TODD PRESNER (UCLA)  AOMAR BOUM (UCLA)  SARAH ABREVAYA STEIN (UCLA)  PAUL SHAPIRO (USHMM)

9AM  PANEL III - MEMORY & GENRE Chair: LEAH WOLFSON (USHMM)

10:30AM  KEYNOTE I  DANIEL SCHROETER (University of Minnesota) Why the Crémieux Decreee Was Twice Abrogated: Jews, Muslims and Colonialism’s Racial Hierarchies in North Africa during World War II 12PM

 LUNCH

1PM  PANEL I - THE HOLOCAUST IN NORTH AFRICA: POLITICAL CONTEXTS & RACIAL LAWS Chair: EMILY GOTTREICH (UC Berkeley)  JESSICA MARGLIN (USC) Moroccan Jews under Vichy in the Context of Colonial Legal Reforms, 1912-1945  SOPHIE ROBERTS (University of Kentucky) Algerian Jewish Citizenship during World War II: Intermarriage and Appeals  DANIEL LEE (University of Sheffield) Vichy and The Jews of Tunisia, 1940–42 Respondent: SUSAN MILLER (UC Davis) 2:45PM  BREAK 3PM  PANEL II - WARTIME NARRATIVES, WARTIME EXPERIENCES Chair: DAVID N. MYERS (UCLA)

 CHRIS SILVER (UCLA) The War of the Airwaves: Arabic Radio, Vichy France, and North African Music-Making  ROBERT WATSON (Stetson University) Other Spaces in the Maghrebi Jewish War Imaginary: Ports, Cinemas, Cemeteries, Camps  AOMAR BOUM (UCLA) Eyewitness Djelfa: Daily Life in a Saharan Vichy Labor Camp Respondent: HARVEY E. GOLDBERG (Hebrew University) 10:45AM  PANEL IV - JEWS, MUSLIMS, & POST-COLONIAL LEGACIES OF WAR Chair: SARAH ABREVAYA STEIN (UCLA)  KIMBERLY ARKIN (Boston University) Talking about the Holocaust in 21st century Paris: Anti-Semitism, Israel, and the erasure of North African difference  LAMIA BEN YOUSSEF ZAYZAFOON (Birmingham Southern College) Jews and Muslim Tunisian Nationalists in French Concentration Camps: From Marcel Peyrouton’s Massacre of April 9, 1938 to Jean de Hauteclocque’s 1952 Opération Ratissage du Cap-Bon  ETHAN KATZ (University of Cincinnati) Mediterranean Resisters: José Aboulker and the Jewish Uprising That Helped Win the War Respondent: SUSAN SLYOMOVICS (UCLA) 12:15PM  BREAK

Im Fout labor camp in Morocco, circa 1942 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Sami Dorra

 LIA BROZGAL (UCLA) Judeo-Tunisian Narratives of Occupation Respondent: JAMAÂ BAÏDA (Université Mohammed V-Agdal)

1:30PM  KEYNOTE II  MAUD MANDEL (Brown University) Antisemitism and Islamophobia in post-Holocaust and post-Colonial France–An Entangled History 3PM  CLOSING STATEMENTS  AOMAR BOUM (UCLA)  TODD PRESNER (UCLA)  LEAH WOLFSON (USHMM) Design: David Wu

 MOHAMMED HATIMI (Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fèz, Morocco) Blessings of the Bled: Vichy and Rural Moroccan Jewries during WWII  ALMA HECKMAN (UC Santa Cruz) Fissures and Fusions: Moroccan Jewish Communists during and after WWII

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