"Casablanca la juive : Private and Public Architecture 1912-1960" with Jean-Louis Cohen

Jean-Louis Cohen
Levinthal Hall
Thursday, November 8, 2018 5:00 PM
Free and open to the public
Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Humanities Center, Center for African Studies, Stanford Global Studies Division, France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, CREEES Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Bill Lane Center for the American West

The urban scene of Casablanca during the French Protectorate was characterized by an important Jewish presence, when migrants from the coastal cities, and later the interior regions, as well as citizens from Algeria and Tunisia joined the already significant contingent present when Hubert Lyautey’s administration was put into place.

Jewish developers and builders took at heart to build the highest structures of the city, and Jewish architects designed dozens of apartment houses and villas, from the most modest to the more sumptuous, emulating in the 1950s Californian stereotypes.

*This is the keynote address for the From the Other Shore: Transcontinental Jewish Journeys along Africa’s Shores conference.  The conference is for the Stanford community only.