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Symposium: Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust: The Future of the Field

Co-organized through the Sephardic Studies Initiative of the University of Washington’s Samuel & Althea Stroum Jewish Studies Program and the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, this symposium explores the unique history of Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust.

Although extensive research has been conducted on the Holocaust in recent decades, the experience of Sephardic Jews on the periphery of occupied Europe, along the Mediterranean, and in Vichy-controlled colonies in North Africa has remained relatively unexplored. Understanding the Sephardic experience during the Holocaust forces us to refine our assumptions about its scope and the qualitative differences in the persecution, destruction, resistance, and survival of varied Jewish communities under occupation.

Read more information about the symposium here.

Keynote address by Dr. Aron Rodrigue: “Sephardim, Memory & the Holocaust.”

Commemorating the Jewish community of Arta

This upcoming weekend (March 17 & 18), the City of Arta in western Greece will remember its Jewish community that perished during the Holocaust. The majority of the community was deported on March 24, 1944, and only 58 out of its 500 members survived the camps. In 1959 the community ceased to exist. In 2004, a monument (pictured) was unveiled in the city for the victims. See the relevant press release (in Greek).