This is the homepage of the Historical Society of Jews from Egypt, a committee-run organization which serves Egyptian-born Jews everywhere, but especially in the United States. The Society received a charter from the New York State Museum in 1996 and devotes itself to the history of the community as it existed in Egypt and subsequently via institutions of education, arts, good will organizations and religious establishments. Through a great range of posted letters, reminiscences and samples of private ephemera, the site describes key events and details of this very old and still extant community; it particularly notes departures during the defining 'second Exodus' in the 1950s and 1960s, when Jews were expelled and the recent rise of anti-Semitism in Egypt. Navigation is haphazard, but scholars will find a wealth of photographs, biographical information and starting points for deeper research on this interesting site. There is also a lot of news on current matters related to Jewish history and the protection of Jewish historical documents and artifacts in Egypt. Researchers will note that the site conveys an émigré perspective.
The website "Literature of the Holocaust" is maintained by Alan Filreis, a Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and acts as a portal to a vast array of online resources involving the Holocaust. The material is arranged rather haphazardly, in an alphabetical list according to the first word of the entry. However, the entries are not named in a consistent way, so a tremendous amount of digging has to be done, or users are recommended to use the search facility at the bottom of the page if they know what they are looking for. Subjects, found in a variety of formats, such as images, newspaper articles, essay, and books include: the controversy over Swiss bank accounts; the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies; survivors' testimonies; the truth about Oskar Schindler; and Primo Levi. What is interesting is that the site also contains brief information on Africans and German Africans living in Germany during the Nazi period, and on the atrocities in the Balkans in the nineteen nineties. Although the site is constantly updated by its creator, some older external links are broken.
This web page lists the two AHRC-funded research projects in modern Jewish studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). The first, ‘Representation of the Jews/Zionism in Pakistan/Indian Discourse’ is undescribed although it received funding in 2004. The second, described in more detail, concerns ‘The Impact of Mediated Genetics Research on the Religious Identity of the Lemba’. This project results from research which has used DNA ‘markers’ trace the lineage - and claim to ‘Jewishness’ of ethinic groups around the world. The aim of this project is to assess the social impact this has had on two distinctive diaspora communities: the Lemba of Southern Africa and the Bene Israel of India.