Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Cleveland State University
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Cultural Crossings Lecture Series

Muslims and the Holocaust
Rescue, Hope, and Reconciliation

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:00 pm—7:00 pm
Student Center 313

Dr. Mehnaz Afridi is the Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Center as well as an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College. She teaches courses on contemporary Islam and the Holocaust. She is the author of, most recently, Shoah Through Muslim Eyes. Her talk will not only focus on the little known history of Muslims who saved Jews but also the colonial and collaborationist aspirations during WWII that complicate our understanding of Holocaust history.