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Between Memory and Extinction: The Moroccan Jewish Quarter in the Twentieth Century

A lecture by Susan Miller, UC Davis

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
12:00 PM
306 Royce Hall
UCLA

PLEASE NOTE: THE EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 24th TO DATE ABOVE

The Jewish quarter or mellah was the physical and symbolic center for Jewish life in Morocco for centuries. Historians, anthropologists, and architectural historians have closely studied the mellah and its people in an effort to understand the role of the Jewish quarter as a historical “stage” for Jewish survival practices in the face of dire existential threats. Prof. Miller will concentrate on the trajectory of the mellah in the early 20th century, when its inner structure unraveled under the twin pressures of a European-induced modernity and the imposition of harsh racialist policies under the fascist Vichy regime (1940-44).


Cost : Free and Open to the Public

JohannaRomero
310-825-1455
www.international.ucla.edu/cnes
romero@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): , UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies

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