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By Renée Levine Melammed

Through the poetry of Bouena Sarfatty (1916-1997), An Ode to Salonika sketches the existence and death of the Sephardi Jewish neighborhood that after 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 different and thriving Sephardi neighborhood in a few 500 Ladino poems referred to as coplas. The coplas additionally describe the traumas the neighborhood confronted below German career ahead of the Nazis deported its Jewish citizens to Auschwitz. The coplas in Ladino and in Renée Levine Melammed's English translation are framed by way of chapters that hint the heritage of the Sephardi group in Salonika and supply context for the poems. This exact and relocating resource presents an extraordinary entrée right into a as soon as bright global now lost.

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