Remembering the Shoah through Muslim Eyes
Remembering the Shoah through Muslim Eyes, Mehnaz Afridi, Manhattan College
The lecture will take place on Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Lounge of the Waterman Building (Room 338).
On that evening, Dr. Afridi will discuss her journey with Judaism, antisemitism, and the Holocaust. She will explore some of the ways in which Muslims and Jews can cooperate both historically and religiously. Based on her struggle with antisemitism in Muslim communities and in light of today’s rise in antisemitism, she will discuss how we can work to dispel myths about Jews and the Holocaust. Afridi offers new paths of creating understanding between the two communities through the acceptance of the enormity of the Shoah.
Mehnaz 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. Her recent book Shoah through Muslim Eyes (Academic Studies Press, 2017) has been nominated for the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research and the Jacob Schnitzer Book Award. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of South Africa, and her M.A. and B.A. from Syracuse University.
The event is sponsored by the Richard Ader and Paul Konigsberg Endowment for Holocaust Studies at UVM.