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A lecture by Jean-Louis Cohen, New York University - Collège de France
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 Californian stereotypes of the 1950s.
Made possible with support from the Shoshana and Martin Gerstel Endowed Conference Fund.