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Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Family Papers: A Sephardi Journey through the Twentieth Century

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


January 27
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Why does a family save its papers? What do we preserve and what does it mean to those who find it? Professor Stein meditates on these questions whilst undertaking a voyage through the intertwined histories of Sephardi Jewry and the twentieth century. Her presentation will follow the history of a single family from Ottoman Salonica across Europe, the Americas, and beyond, reflecting on how an archive knit the family together through a time of stunning tumult.

With Sarah Abrevaya Stein, UCLA