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Center for Jewish Studies Presents

"Morocco and the Holocaust: The Story of Mohammed V, Protector of the Jews"

11/5/18, 7:30 PM

About this event

King Mohammed V is commemorated in Morocco for having protected his Jewish subjects during World War II.  What was the role of the Muslim ruler when the French colonial government of Morocco implemented the Nazi inspired anti-Jewish laws of Vichy France?  Why is King Mohammed V honored in Morocco and venerated by hundreds-of-thousands of Moroccan Jews in Israel and throughout their dispersion for having saved Jews during the Holocaust?

Daniel J. Schroeter is the Amos S. Deinard Memorial Chair in Jewish History and Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of The Sultan’s Jew:  Morocco and the Sephardi World and other books and articles on Muslim-Jewish relations and the history of Jews of North Africa and the Middle East. He was the 2014-2015 Ina Levine Scholar-in-Residence at the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and is writing a book on Morocco and the Holocaust.

Cosponsored by:
History, Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, French & Italian
Event Location
  • Adath Jeshurun Congregation
  • 10500 Hillside Lane W.
  • Minnetonka MN
  • USA