Daniel Schroeter, “The Significance of the Holocaust and Antisemitism on Europe’s Margins: Muslims, Jews, and Colonial Rule during World War II”

Shoshana Shier Lecture Series

One of the less known chapters in the history of World War II was how anti-Semitism and the Holocaust affected the North African countries under French colonial rule. With the fall of France in 1940, and the establishment of the French collaborationist government of Vichy, the Nazi inspired anti-Semitic laws were implemented in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, home to large Jewish populations. What were the consequences of these measures for the Jewish population, and how did the Muslim authorities and population respond to the persecution of Jews by Vichy’s colonial government? How do North African Jews and Muslims remember World War II and the Holocaust today?

Daniel Schroeter is Professor of History at University of Minnesota. For more information, please click here.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Limited seating.

Date & Time
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 4:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street