Robert Assaraf

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Robert Assaraf (Arabic: روبرت الصراف‎) (5 November 1936 in Rabat – 5 March 2018 in Ramat HaSharon)[1] was a Moroccan Jewish historian and writer.[2] He resided between Paris, France and Marrakesh, Morocco.


Robert Assaraf began his career in the cabinet of the Minister of the Interior in Morocco Hassan Zemmouri and Ahmed Reda Guedira. He then joined the ONA Group, where he became the General Director and Delegate Administrator, until the early 1990 when he retired.[2] In 1996 he established the Centre International de Recherche sur les Juifs du Maroc and co-founded l’Union mondiale du judaïsme marocain in 1999. He was the President of the Worldwide Moroccan Jewish Union.[3]

He was also the president of Radio Shalom and was the vice-president of the French magazine Marianne,[2] until 2005 when he sold his shares to Yves de Chaisemartin.[3]

In his lifetime, Assaraf published a number of books the Jewish population of Morocco and the contemporary politics of Israel.[4][5] A historical survey of the Jewish population in Morocco appeared in 2005.[6] In September 2008 he published a survey of the emigration and the Diaspora of the Moroccan Jews.[7]

Towards the end of his life he moved to Ramat HaSharon in Israel, where he died in the night of 5 March 2018.[8]



  1. ^ "Robert ASSARAF - Dirigeant de la société L.v.p. -". (in French). Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Décès de Robert Assaraf". Medias24 - Site d'information (in French). Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Izddine, Mouna (6 March 2018). "L'historien et homme de presse marocain Robert Assaraf n'est plus". La Dépêche (in French). Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Robert Assaraf - Author - Resources from the BnF". Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Livre : Une certaine histoire des Juifs du Maroc, par Robert Assaraf - Archive". (in French). Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  6. ^ Mansour, Abdellatif (20 May 2005). "«Une certaine histoire des Juifs du Maroc», de Robert Assaraf". MarocHebdo. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Dernier ouvrage de Robert Assaraf". Le Matin (Maroc) (in French). 19 September 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Décès de Robert Assaraf | L'Arche". (in French). Retrieved 8 April 2018.