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The Sultan's Communists: Moroccan Jews and the Politics of Belonging

Alma Rachel Heckman

Abstract

Structured around the stories of five prominent Moroccan Jewish Communists (Léon René Sultan, Edmond Amran El Maleh, Abraham Serfaty, Simon Lévy, and Sion Asssidon), The Sultan’s Communists examines how Moroccan Jews envisioned themselves participating as citizens in a newly independent Morocco. It also explores how Communism facilitated the participation of Moroccan Jews in Morocco’s national liberation struggle with roots in the mass upheavals of the interwar and WWII periods. Alma Heckman describes how Moroccan Communist Jews fit within the story of mass Jewish exodus from Morocco in the 19 ... More

Keywords: Jews, Morocco, Moroccan patriotism, Communism, Zionism, Arab nationalism, Colonialism, Politics of belonging, Dhimmi status, Alliance Israélite Universelle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781503613805
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503613805.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alma Rachel Heckman, author
University of California, Santa Cruz