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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Sephardic Jews and the Holocaust

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Calendar   Commemorations
Location Zoom
Date Thu, Jan 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

Join the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) for their virtual commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, featuring Dr. Devin Naar, Isaac Alhadeff Professor in Sephardic Studies and Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington.

Dr. Naar will discuss the experiences of Sephardic Jews during the Holocaust. Sephardic communities flourished in Greece and other parts of the Mediterranean region for generations. When the Nazis invaded, the vast majority of these Jews were deported to concentration camps and murdered. Dr. Naar will help shed light on this often-overlooked part of Holocaust history.

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Dr. Devin E. Naar is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor in Sephardic Studies, Associate Professor of History, and faculty at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Naar received his Ph.D. in History at Stanford University. He has also served as a Fulbright fellow to Greece. His first book, Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece, was published by Stanford University Press in 2016. The book won the 2016 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Research Based on Archival Material and was named a finalist in Sephardic Culture.

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