The Holocaust and North Africa

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Stanford University Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 1.2 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author
Aomar Boum is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles and Faculty Fellow at the Université Internationale de Rabat, Morocco. Sarah Abrevaya Stein is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"This fascinating and original volume profoundly challenges inherited understandings of the Holocaust as a purely European phenomenon. Offering far-ranging original research, the contributors illustrate how one of modernity's defining horrors played out in North Africa. In so doing, they convincingly show that Vichy's race laws, anti-Semitic agitation, and deportations represented ruptures--but also continuities--with North Africa's colonial order."--Joshua Schreier "Vassar College "
"The Holocaust and North Africa extends the geographical and historical horizons of Holocaust studies. It challenges a Eurocentric focus, exploring the diverse persecution experiences and memories of Jews in North and West Africa, and raises interesting questions about the interdependencies of Nazi, Vichy, and fascist policies with colonial practices."--Wolf Gruner, Founding Director "USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research "
"As the contributors to this volume demonstrate, it is important to understand how ordinary Muslims comprehended what was happening to their Jewish neighbors, to their country, and to themselves under Nazi and Vichy oversight. Even more importantly, we must understand the experience of the North African Jews themselves. Boum and Stein's book is a good start."--Lawrench Rosen "Jewish Review of Books "
"This collection of fifteen essays and commentaries by noted scholars constitutes an invaluable contribution to the growing body of literature on the Holocaust, North Africa, and the Middle East....The wealth of new sources both primary and secondary that they have uncovered bodes well for the expansion of our knowledge and understanding of the Shoah in its connections with North Africa."--Francis R. Nicosia "Holocaust and Genocide Studies "