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Harrus, Elias
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A prominent leader of the Alliance Israélite Universelle (AIU) educational network in Morocco, Elias Harrus was born September 19, 1919, in Beni Mellal, Morocco. He was formally trained in pedagogy and agriculture in France and Algeria. After serving as director of the AIU school in Demnat from 1940 to 1945, he became director of the AIU’s École Professionelle Agricole in Marrakesh in 1946. He continued in this post until 1958, but at the same time was also responsible for founding and supervising AIU schools throughout the Atlas Mountains and the Saharan oases. His photographs of the Ber…

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Sarah Frances Levin, “Harrus, Elias”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0009330>
First published online: 2010

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