Sarah Abrevaya Stein - Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century

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The Levy family established itself in Salonica (now Thessaloniki, Greece) in the 18th century and for some two hundred years published books and newspapers for the region’s Sephardic Jews. With the Ottoman Empire’s collapse, the Levys scattered throughout the world, but kept in touch through letters. Drawing on this rich correspondence, Stein, award-winning author of Extraterritorial Dreams and the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies at UCLA, uses the family’s experience to trace the history of Sephardic Jews through the twentieth century, showing how individual lives were affected by world wars, shifting political boundaries, and the Holocaust—which wiped out several branches of the Levy family. 

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ISBN: 9780374185428
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 19th, 2019

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