Max Modiano Daniel and UCLA Library Special Collections has put together a small collection of Ladino documents held by UCLA Library and Special Collections, now on display on the A-level basement of the Young Research Library.
Like the City of Angels itself, the Sephardic community of Los Angeles is internally diverse, with immigrant roots that stretch across the Mediterranean and Middle East and into Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America. In Autumn of 2020, the Sephardic Archive Initiative (SAI) will release a comprehensive digital exhibit celebrating one hundred years […]
The Holocaust is usually understood as a European story. Yet, this pivotal episode unfolded across North Africa and reverberated through politics, literature, memoir, and memory—Muslim as well as Jewish—in the post-war years. The Holocaust and North Africa offers the first English-language study of the unfolding events in North Africa, pushing at the boundaries of Holocaust […]
UCLA’s freshman seminar, Fiat Lux, partners with student-run Bearing Witness program to bring holocaust survivors to UCLA At age 15, Ann Signett was surrounded by war. Every morning she would go out on her balcony and watch B17 bombers as they flew over her hometown of Rome during World War II. Knowing that German occupation […]
BY LIA BROZGAL AND SARAH ABREVAYA STEIN | PUBLISHED FEB 14, 2018 The #MeToo movement has jump-started crucial conversations about sexual harassment and sexual violence in the contemporary world — and in the Jewish community. Historical and literary perspectives help us make sense of the present moment. After all, Jewish girls and women — like any […]
UCLA’s Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish studies honored author and educator Rabbi Elliot Dorff with the organization’s inaugural Leve Award Oct. 24 in Royce Hall. Dorff, currently the rector of American Jewish University, distinguished professor of philosophy, and visiting professor in UCLA’s School of Law is recognized for his significant public service and leadership in […]
by Aomar Boum I never envisaged that my life journey would take me to study the Jews of my southern Moroccan oases and North Africa. Growing up as a practicing Muslim in a Moroccan village, I never could have imagined that I would, one day, do research with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Vichy and […]
By David N. Myers In a stunning twist of historical fate, Germany has assumed the mantle of conscience of the world. How dramatic a shift this is from the not-too-distant past when Germany was guilty of unprecedented crimes against humanity. A series of German leaders, from Konrad Adenauer to Willy Brandt to Helmut Kohl to […]