A lecture by Yossi Sucary (Author), moderated by David N. Myers (UCLA)
Thursday, November 02, 2017
314 Royce Hall
This lecture discusses the situation in North Africa during WWII: the Nazi’s occupation of Libya, the concentration camps in Sahara desert, the deportation of Jews from the heat of the desert to the frozen concentration camps in Europe. It will also explore the relationship between the Arabs and the Jews in Libya under the Nazi’s occupation.
Yossi Sucary is an Israeli author who writes in a universal perspective about issues of identity and place. His books deal with meta physical questions as well as with socio-political question of Oriental Jews in Israel and world-wide. Yossi received exclusive literature prizes for his work: Brenner Prize for Hebrew Literature, Prime Minister Prize for Hebrew Literature, and The Washington Israeli Institute Prize.
Yossi’s books are being taught at universities in Israel. His last book Benghazi - Bergen-Belsen which tells the story of the “Shoah” of Oriental Jewry, was chosen by the Ministry of Education to be part of the holocaust studies for high schools in Israel. Yossi is a philosophy teacher focusing on analytical and continental philosophy of the 20th century.
While the event is free and open to Leve Center members, pre-registration is required.
E mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 267-5327 to register.
Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies310-267-5327
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Germanic Languages, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy, UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program, Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies