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Professor Jeffrey Herf, Professor in the Department of History at University of Maryland, will talk about his latest book, Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (Yale University Press 2009). His book draws on German, British and especially American government archives to document and interpret Nazi Germany's Arabic language propaganda campaign aimed at the Middle East during World War II. The ideological collaboration between pro-Nazi Arab exiles and German officials in Berlin comprised one, of many, important chapters in the longer history of radical Islamism and the shift in the center of gravity of anti-Semitism after World War II from Europe to the Middle East and the Persian Gulf.

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