The Only Urdu Poem on the Holocaust and its Author

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The Only Urdu Poem on the Holocaust and its Author

Dr. Navras J. Aafreedi is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), and convener of the Antisemitism in South Asia in Comparative Perspective ISGAP seminar series. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of History at Presidency University in Kolkata, India. Along with Priya Singh, Navras is also the co-editor of Conceptualizing Mass Violence: Representations, Recollections, and Reinterpretations (London and New York: Routledge, 2021). For more about the author, visit

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To listen to Dr. Aafreedi's recitation of the Urdu poem (with English subtitles), please click here.