Beyond Casablanca: The Story of North African Jews under Vichy Rule

For the Public
Friday, October 12, 2018
8:15 PM

Har Zion Temple
1500 Hagys Ford Rd
Penn Valley, PA 19072


All are welcome. Lecture begins at 8:15 pm following 6:00 pm services and 7:00 pm dinner.

Free of charge for lecture; $10/adult, $5/child under 13 for dinner.

RSVP for dinner by Wednesday, December 12 to Harriet (610) 667-5000 or


Alma Rachel Heckman

University of California, Santa Cruz

Alma Rachel Heckman is the Neufeld-Levin Chair in Holocaust Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz and assistant professor in the Department of History. Her research interests include modern Jewish history, labor history, transnational Jewish political activism, colonialism, nationalism, third worldism, syncretism, and North Africa and the Middle East. In addition, she is working to digitize, transcribe, and publish interviews with European Jewish refugees from World War II who found safe harbor in the Middle East and North Africa in an effort to expand Holocaust studies beyond a Eurocentric narrative.

Heckman received her PhD from UCLA and has previously held fellowships at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and at the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies.

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