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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