“We all came from Spain”: Identity
and memory among the Jews of Salonica
Once known as the Jerusalem of the Balkans, Salonica was a Jewish
city for 500 years under Ottoman rule. This lecture will explore
the colourful history and evolving identity of the Jewish community
of Salonica. Once called the ‘Mother of Israel’, the
Salonican community was almost wiped out in the Nazi Holocaust.
Academic and author Dr Bea Lewkowicz will present and interpret
individual and communal memories of the Spanish past and the Holocaust
and describe how they have shaped modern Greek Jewish identity.
Thursday 18 January
Holland Park Synagogue, W11
7.30 for 8pm.
Harif/Spiro Ark/Jewish Genealogical Society of GB
Advance booking essential from The Spiro Ark - 020 7723 9991
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