Moroccan historian, Robert Assaraf, Died at 81


Robert Assaraf was born on November 5, 1936, in Rabat and died on March 5, 2018, in Paris.

He was a Moroccan Jewish historian and writer, and former prominent figure in the Moroccan industrial world.

He lived between Paris, France and Marrakesh, Morocco.

He began his career in the cabinet of the Minister of the Interior in Morocco Hassan Zemmouri and Ahmed Reda Guedira.

Then, Assaraf joined the ONA Group, where he became the General Director and Deleguate Administrator, until the early 1990 when he retired.

During 1996 Robert Assaraf established the Centre International de Recherche sur les Juifs du Maroc and co-founded l’Union mondiale du judaïsme marocain in 1999.

Assaraf was the President of the Worldwide Moroccan Jewish Union.

Assaraf was also the president of Radio Shalom and was the vice-president of the French magazine Marianne up until 2005 when he sold his shares to Yves de Chaisemartin.

Robert Assaraf died at 81 years old.