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A Sarajevo Story: Jews, Muslims, and the Complexities of Rescue in a Formerly Ottoman Town

15 November, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This talk explores the entangled narratives of racial politics and understandings of rescue in the multiconfessional, post-Ottoman town of Sarajevo. Drawing upon lived experiences and engagements of Bosnian Jews and Muslims during the 1930s and 1940s, the talk raises questions about how it was possible to have mass condemnations of the Holocaust and many private efforts to save Jews and Jewish culture in the same place, and sometimes by some of the same people, who would seek alliances with Nazi Germany and support the creation of the Bosnian Muslim Waffen SS unit. In suggesting some answers, Greble explores how local communities operated beyond the ideological frameworks and historical mythologies that are often used to describe their lives.

This event will take place at 7pm UK, please find your local time on 15 November here.
Israel: 9pm
Eastern time: 2pm
Pacific time: 11am
If you have any difficulties booking a ticket, or you do not receive the Zoom link 24 hours before the event, please email bethany@sirmartingilbertlearningcentre.org

Professor Emily Greble

Professor Emily Greble

Emily Greble is Professor of History and East European Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler’s Europe (Cornell, 2011) and Muslims and the Making of Modern Europe (Oxford, 2021).


15 November, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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