Lauren Henry Lectures on The JDC and the Jews of Alsace and Algeria, 1940-1963

Lauren Henry, recipient of the 2019 Ruth and David Musher/JDC Archives Regional Fellowship, gave her public lecture, which explores how the Second World War and the Algerian War created unexpected connections between the Jewish communities of Alsace and Algeria. In particular, she examines the JDC’s role in helping to manage the massive displacements of these conflicts: from the flight of Alsatian Jews to Algeria during World War II, to the migration of Algerian Jews to Alsace after the Algerian War.

Lauren Henry is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of History at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Her research at the JDC Archives concerns JDC’s work in France and Algeria from 1940 to 1963.

The JDC Archives Fellowships allow scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. All fellows give a public presentation on their research; watch more of these JDC fellowship lectures here.