Author Archive of Lynharif

Libya’s Unspoken Holocaust

Sunday 4 December 2016, 7.30 pm. How many know that hundreds of Libyan Jews of British nationality were deported to Bergen Belsen? Academic and author Yossi Sucary will talk about the hitherto neglected story of the North African Holocaust during WWII - the Nazi occupation of Libya, the concentration camps in the Sahara - in which hundreds of Jews died of starvation and disease, the bombings and the deportations. Sucary's novel, From Benghazi to

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Silent Exodus & Stories from Libya

Tuesday 29 November 2016, 8.15 pm. To mark the 3rd annual memorial day for Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran, this is a rare opportunity to see SILENT EXODUS by Pierre Rehov, the first film ever made dealing with the mass expulsion of almost a million Jewish refugees from Arab countries. It features first-hand testimonies and analysis by historians Maurice Roumani, Bat Yeor and David Littman, and asks why the international community has

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The Arabs and the Holocaust

Sunday 20 November 2016. The impact of Nazism was thwarted by the Allied victory at El-Alamein in 1942, but the ideological impact of Nazism on the Arab world was huge and is with us to this day. Presentation by Lyn Julius of Harif to the Belsize Square synagogue Sunday Discussion Group. 11 am. All welcome.

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Making a Difference

Thursday 17 November, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Lyn Julius will explain the motivation behind setting up Harif. What has it achieved, and has it made a difference? Talk and discussion at Finchley Progressive Synagogue as part of a series in memory of humanitarian activist and refugees champion Eleanor Rathbone, who died 70 years ago this year. Finchley Progressive Synagogue, 54 Hutton Grove, London N12 8DR. Donation 5 pounds.

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2016 Farhud commemoration: the full video

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2016 Farhud commemoration: Yvonne Green

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2016 Farhud commemoration: Simon Yadoo

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Sixty years since Suez

Sunday 13 November 2016. Doors open 11.45 am for 12.30 - 3 pm. Lunch, followed by Conference with keynote speakers Anthony Gorst and Dr Natan Aridan. They will examine the lead-up to the conflict between Egypt, Israel, Britain and France and the forced departure of 25,000 Jews. Personal testimonies. Association of Jews from Egypt/ S&P Sephardi Community/ Harif. £15. Booking Maurice Maleh on 0192 3869180 or James Levy on 0208 203 1325. Email: info@harif.org

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French Jews in London: who are they and why are they here?

Sunday 30 October 2016. Talk about French Jews in the UK by Michelle Huberman, creative director of Harif at the Jewish Genealogical Society's one-day Conference. Michelle lived in Paris during the 80's running a fashion business in the Sentier amongst the French Jews and has continues to have a 'pied' in this community. Expect a colourful talk and find out how the 'Feujs' will affect the long term of the Anglo Jewish community. Jewish Museum, London

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2016 Farhud commemoration: Edwin Black

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2016 Farhud commemoration : Ambassador Mark Regev

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The influence of Nazism on the Arab world

Tuesday, 27 September 2016,8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The impact of Nazism was thwarted by the Allied victory at El-Alamein in 1942, but the ideological impact of Nazism on the Arab world was huge and is with us to this day. Presentation by Lyn Julius of Harif to the Jewish Historical Society, Herts and Middlesex branch. Allum Lane Community Centre Manor House, 2 Allum Lane Elstree WD6 3PJ. Contact details at JHSE website.

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