April 28-30, 2013

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

This conference has already taken place. If you’d like to find out more about our historic gathering of scholars at the UW, please click the following links:

Click here to read “Telling Untold Stories,” an interview with Dr. Devin Naar about why he organized this conference with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Click here to read “Holocaust Memory, Reconstructed,” a report on Dr. Aron Rodrigue’s Keynote Address on the topic of “Sephardim, Memory, and the Holocaust.”

Click here to read “The Changing Field of Holocaust Studies” (May 9, 2013), an article about the symposium in JTNews: The Voice of Jewish Washington.

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Co-organized through the Sephardic Studies Initiative of the University of Washington’s Samuel & Althea Stroum Jewish Studies Program and the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, this symposium explored the unique history of Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust.

Although extensive research has been conducted on the Holocaust in recent decades, the experience of Sephardic Jews on the periphery of occupied Europe, along the Mediterranean, and in Vichy-controlled colonies in North Africa has remained relatively unexplored. Understanding the Sephardic experience during the Holocaust forces us to refine our assumptions about its scope and the qualitative differences in the persecution, destruction, resistance, and survival of varied Jewish communities under occupation.

Keynote Address

Sephardim, Memory & the Holocaust

Dr. Aron Rodrigue

Charles Michael Professor in Jewish History and Culture
Stanford University

Aron Rodrigue

Sunday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Kane Hall, Room 220
1410 Northeast Campus Parkway


Monday & Tuesday, April 29-30

Allen Library
Petersen Room, #485

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Please contact jewishst@uw.edu with questions.

Photo courtesy U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mathilde Tagger

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