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University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies

January 2022

A Family Affair: The Untold Story of Jewish Resisters Who Helped the Allies Win World War II

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

When the Allies landed in North Africa in November 1942, it marked a global turning point of World War II. Few know, however, that their path into the capital of Algiers was paved by a band of largely Jewish resisters who teamed with Far-Right French military brass and businessmen to take control of the city. At the center of the story was the Aboulker family, an extraordinary clan of prominent doctors, military veterans, philanthropists and Jewish community activists. Believing themselves…

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