Dr. Rohini Bannerjee presents, in English and French, a program on “The WWII Jewish Experience in Mauritius”. A presentation on the role of Mauritius in the life-saving detainment of over 1,500 Jewish refugees from Europe during World War II.
Opening remarks by Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray, President and Vice-Chancellor, Saint Mary’s University.
Dr. Bannerjee will host the program in English from 7pm-8pm, and then in French from 8:30pm-9:30pm, with a Q&A following each session.
About Dr. Rohini Bannerjee:
Dr. Rohini Bannerjee, born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, daughter of immigrants from Himachal Pradesh, India, is an Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Modern Languages & Classics at Saint Mary’s University. Rohini is a woman scholar of colour who serves as a Faculty Member in the Asian Studies and Graduate Women & Gender Studies programs and as Graduate Coordinator for the International Development Studies program. Rohini’s primary research focuses on the literatures and cultures of the Francophone Indian Ocean. She is currently President of the Saint Mary’s University Faculty Union and Vice-Chair of Senate.
This program is presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and Saint Mary’s University.