The Council on Middle East Studies Colloquium and the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism present:
Aomar Boum, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles and Faculty Fellow, Université Internationale de Rabat: “Revisiting Vichy Forced Labor Camps in the Sahara, 1940-1945”.
Aomar Boum is interested in the place of religious and ethnic minorities such as Jews, Baha’is, Shias and Christians in post-independence Middle Eastern and North African nation states. He is the author of Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco (Stanford University Press, 2013). He is also the co-author of the Historical Dictionary of Morocco (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) and The Holocaust and North Africa (Stanford University Press, 2018). He is currently working on a manuscript with Daniel Schroeter titled: Morocco and Holocaust: The Story of Mohammed V Saving Jews during WWII, 1940-2019.