The first deportations from Salonica began on 15 March 1943.
At one time the largest Ladino-speaking community lived in Salonica. More than half the inhabitants were Jewish, and the port shut on Saturdays. In the course of the twentieth century the situation changed tragically.
Learn about this vibrant community and the sequence of events that brought about its almost complete destruction. Rarely seen images from archives in Thessaloniki (Salonica) and New York will be shown.
Dr. Hilary Pomeroy was awarded her PhD in the Department of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary, University of London and taught the history and culture of Sephardi Jews in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London. She chaired the foremost international conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies for twenty-five years, the last three conferences in collaboration with Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and the Consejo Científico de Investigaciones Superiores, Madrid. She has published numerous articles and a book on the Moroccan ballad tradition.