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18:45 - 20:00 21 October 2013

The Jews from the Island of Rhodes


Chadwick lecture theatre | Chadwick Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Aron Rodrigue, Professor, Stanford University, Professor Rodrigue is internationally renowned for his expertise in modern Jewish history and the Ottoman Empire. He has taught History at Stanford since 1991. His most recent publication is A Voice from Ottoman Salonica: The Ladino Memoir of Sa'adi Besalel a-Levi (2012, with Sarah Abrevayah Stein).He is the co-editor (with Steven Zipperstein) of the book series Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture, published by Stanford University Press. His publications include Sephardi Jewry: A History of the Judeo-Spanish Community, 14th-20th Centuries (2000, with Esther Benbassa) and Jews and Muslims: Images of Sephardi and Eastern Jewries in Modern Times (2003). His books have appeared in numerous translations abroad.

The ancient Ottoman Sephardic Jewish community of Rhodes was deported to Auschwitz in June 1944 and perished there. Professor Aron Rodrigue (Stanford University) will focus on the diaspora of Rhodes Jewry, especially after the Holocaust, and explore how and why they created such an unusual and distinctive Sephardic global diasporic identity.


Sara BenIsaac
+44 (0)206793520 | ijs@ucl.ac.uk


Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL

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