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Yom HaShoah: The Holocaust and North Africa
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Yom HaShoah: The Holocaust and North Africa

April 9 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us as we commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) by exploring the myriad ways in which the Holocaust unfolded across North Africa.

Guest historians, Aomar Boum and Sarah Abrevaya Stein will explore this lesser known history in conversation with the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) chief curator, Josh Perelman. The conversation will include audience Q&A.


  • Aomar Boum is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCLA. His research focuses on the historical, social and cultural representation of and political discourse about religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Professor Sarah Abrevaya Stein is the Maurice Amado Endowed Chair in Sephardic Studies, & Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director, Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies. As the author or editor of nine books she has won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, two National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Jewish Book Awards as well as the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award.

How to Watch

  • Zoom: The limit on attendance for this event is 100 people. Click here to register. If registration is closed, please join us on Facebook or the NMAJH website.
  • Facebook: Look for the LIVE post on BZBI’s Facebook Page at 1:00 PM. You do not need a Facebook account to view the program.
  • NMAJH website: The live stream will also be available on the Museum’s website. You will be prompted to enter your email address. Please note that you may need to refresh your screen and press “play” on the video—the static image will be replaced with the live feed before the program starts. Audience Q&A not available on the website.


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