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Author Melammed, Renée Levine.

Title An ode to Salonika : the Ladino verses of Bouena Sarfatty / Renée Levine Melammed
Published Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Indiana series in Sephardi and Mizrahi studies
Indiana series in Sephardi and Mizrahi studies.
Contents Twentieth-century Salonika and Bouena's Ladino coplas -- Bouena's Ode to Salonika -- Tradition versus modernity and historical developments -- Coplas written by Bouena Sarfatty Garfinkle about life in Salonika -- The miseries that the Germans inflicted on Salonika -- Coplas about the miseries that the Germans inflicted on Salonika, 1941-1943
Summary Through the poetry of Bouena Sarfatty (1916-1997), An Ode to Salonika sketches the life and demise of the Sephardi Jewish community that once flourished in this Greek crossroads city. A resident of Salonika who survived the Holocaust as a partisan and later settled in Canada, Sarfatty preserved the traditions and memories of this diverse and thriving Sephardi community in some 500 Ladino poems known as coplas. The coplas also describe the traumas the community faced under German occupation before the Nazis deported its Jewish residents to Auschwitz. The coplas in Ladino and in Renée Levine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Garfinkle, Bouena Sarfatty, 1916-1995.
Coplas -- Greece -- Thessalonikē.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Greece -- Thessalonikē -- Personal narratives.
Jewish women -- Greece -- Thessalonikē -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Jews -- Greece -- Thessalonikē -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Jews -- Greece -- Thessalonikē -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Ladino poetry -- 20th century.
Greece -- History -- Occupation, 1941-1944.
Thessalonikē (Greece) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253007097 (electronic bk.)
9780253007094 (electronic bk.)