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Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco

Aomar Boum

Abstract

Once a thriving community, by the late 1980s, 240,000 Jews had emigrated from Morocco. Today fewer than 4,000 Jews remain. Despite a centuries-long presence, the Jewish narrative in Moroccan history has largely been suppressed through national historical amnesia, Jewish absence, and a growing dismay over the Palestinian conflict. Memories of Absence investigates how four successive generations remember the lost Jewish community. Moroccan attitudes toward the Jewish population have changed over the decades and a new debate has emerged: Where does the Jew fit in the context of an Arab and Islami ... More

Keywords: Memory, Morocco, Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, citizenship, tolerance, inter-generational relations, Jewish-Muslim dialogue, Holocaust, ethnography, historiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804786997
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804786997.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aomar Boum, author