In the coming days, the city of Marrakesh will host a world conference on the issue of the “Greatest Holocaust and Tragedy in History”, more than 75 years after it took place in the presence of Moroccan and foreign dignitaries, led by Andri Azoulay King Mohammed VI adviser and President of the National Council for Human Rights Driss El Yazami, Ahmadi Al-Abbadi President of the Muhammadiyah Association of Scholars, as well as the Minister of National Education Said Amzazi, and former Rashid Belmokhtar.
The conference, organized by the French Jewish Aladdin Project, in partnership with UNESCO and the University of Mohammed V in Rabat, will also witness the influx of well-known international figures, led by the French Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Lich Bizar, the head of Aladdin, and Laila Soulaymani, the French writer of Moroccan origin.
The conference, to be launched on 11 December, aims to link again the countries that helped the Jews during the “Holocaust”, including Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia and Albania, as well as the deep ties between Jews and Muslims in North Africa, involving a group of experts and specialists.
The Aladdin Project is a non-governmental, independent, Paris-based international organization with 20 members from different countries, cultures and faiths, who share the belief that the power of knowledge and education, the priority of history and moral values can overcome the antithesis of ignorance, prejudices, hatred and rivalries.
The aim of the project is to harmonize the level of intercultural relations, especially between Jews and Muslims, as well as to achieve mutual knowledge through the production and translation of books, documentaries, websites and other media in the languages of the peoples concerned, as well as modern means, to cooperate with those seeking peace and respect of mutual relations.
The Aladdin project was launched in 2009 under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Since then, the number of its supporters has grown to more than 1,000, among intellectuals, thinkers, academics and prominent figures from more than 50 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America.