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Sunday, August 26 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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Our Shoah remembrance in New Zealand is centred on events in Europe with little reference to what happened to Jews in Arab lands. The Jewish Diaspora grew as a result of the Babylonian Exile in the 6th century BCE and the expulsion by the Romans in 70 CE. Most of the places where Jews were living became part of the Arab Empire in the 7th and 8th centuries CE. During World War 2, Jews living in the Arab countries Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya suffered from the anti-Jewish measures imposed by the Vichy French, the Fascist Italians and Nazi Germany. There was also violent anti-Jewish action in Iraq.   This talk aims to give information on “the Holocaust’s long reach into Arab lands” (which is the subtitle of the book Among the righteous by Robert Satloff (2006)).It also looks at what happened to the Jews from Muslim countries after 1948.

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David Zwartz

Lacking a Jewish education in his youth, David Zwartz came to involvement with the Wellington Jewish community and NZ Zionism in the 1970s. He has been editor of the New Zealand Jewish Chronicle, President of the NZ Jewish Council, and Honorary Consul of Israel.

Sunday August 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
C145 / Tel Aviv

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