16 2023

CBI's Adult Ed: Sephardic Experiences of the Holocaust

8:30PM - 9:30PM  

Congregation Beth Israel
This is a virtual only event. 701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Contact Rabbi Howard Rosenbaum

Holocaust books, documentaries, exhibits, monuments and museums privelege the story of Ashkenazi Jews' experience of the rise of Nazism, German occupation, deportation, annihilation, resistance and survival. But Sephardic Jewish communities had some of the highest rates of destruction among all the communities of Europe. This talk explores the ways in which the Holocaust unfolded in southeastern Europe, devastating the Judeo-Spanish heartland, and traces its effects on individual families and communities during the war years and after. Sarah Abrevaya Stein is Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, and Viterbi Family Chair in Mediterranean Jewish Studies at UCLA.