Shoah Through Muslim Eyes: 9 Book Recommendations for You

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Yesterday during the ANNUAL HORNSTEIN LECTURE, Dr. Mehnaz Afridi discussed her journey as a Muslim studying the Holocaust, her experiences interviewing survivors and how this work is important in bridging Jewish-Muslim relations.

Dr. Afridi is an Associate Professor of Religious studies and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. She teaches courses on Islam, the Holocaust, Genocide, and issues of gender within Islam.

View a recording of the Hornstein Lecture HERE.

Are you interested in the topics explored during Dr. Afridi’s presentation? Here are several books to read:

  • “Shoah through Muslim Eyes” by Dr. Mehnaz Afridi
  • “The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France” by Ethan Guys
  • “Among the Righteous” by Robert Satloff
  • “Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World” by Jeffrey Herf
  • “Besa: Muslims Who Rescued Jews during World War II” by Norman Gershan
  • “In the Lions Shadow: The Iranian Schindler and His Homeland in the Second World War” by Fariborz Mokhtari
  • “The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust” by Karen Gray Ruelle and Deborah Durland Desai 
  • “Perceptions of the Holocaust in Europe and Muslim Communities: Sources, Comparisons and Educational Challenges” by Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun
  • “North African Jewry in the Twentieth Century: The Jews of Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria” by Michael Laskier

The annual Hornstein Lecture is cosponsored by the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center and Wise Temple’s Hornstein Lecture Fund. This year’s lecture is presented in partnership with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.

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