Shoah through Muslim eyes
Part of the The Holocaust: History and Literature, Ethics and Philosophy series
In Shoah Through Muslim Eyes, the author discusses her journey with Judaism as a Muslim.
Her book is based on the struggle with antisemitism within Muslim communities and her interviews with Shoah survivors.
Rejecting polemical myths about the Holocaust and Jews, Afridi offers a new way of creating understanding between the two communities through the acceptance the enormity of the Shoah. Her journey is both personal and academic: the reader can find nuances of her belief in Islam, principles of justice, and the loneliness of such a journey.
The chapters discuss the Holocaust and how it was in truth unprecedented, interviews with survivors, antisemitism and Islamophobia, camps in Arab lands, and Islam and memory.
Afridi includes newly-uncovered Muslim-Arab narratives that enhance our understanding of the reach of the Holocaust into Muslim lands under the Vichy and Nazi governments.