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Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece

Monday, February 17, 2020 8:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Devin E. Naar, University of Washington

Location: Kellogg Center Auditorium

Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greeece: The Fate of Salonica Jerusalem of the Balkans'

From 1492 until the twentieth century, the city of Salonica, once part of the Ottoman Empire and today the second biggest city in Greece, was home to the largest community of Ladino-speaking Sephardic Jews in teh world. This talk focuses on how this once-thriving Jewish community grappled with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of modern Greece prior to the devastation of the Holocaust.