New PDF release: An Ode to Salonika: The Ladino Verses of Bouena Sarfatty

By Renée Levine Melammed

ISBN-10: 0253006813

ISBN-13: 9780253006813

Through the poetry of Bouena Sarfatty (1916-1997), An Ode to Salonika sketches the existence and death of the Sephardi Jewish group that when flourished during this Greek crossroads urban. A resident of Salonika who survived the Holocaust as a partisan and later settled in Canada, Sarfatty preserved the traditions and thoughts of this various and thriving Sephardi group in a few 500 Ladino poems referred to as coplas. The coplas additionally describe the traumas the group confronted below German career earlier than the Nazis deported its Jewish citizens to Auschwitz. The coplas in Ladino and in Renée Levine Melammed's English translation are framed by means of chapters that hint the background of the Sephardi group in Salonika and supply context for the poems. This specified and relocating resource offers an extraordinary entrée right into a as soon as vivid global now lost.

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