This is the first comprehensive English-language history of Greek Jews. The book tells the story of a people whose very identity is a paradox— the notion of Greek Jewishness wasn’t fully formed until after most of the people it describes had emigrated from Greece or been deported and killed by Nazis. This book describes the history of this diverse group and the processes that worked to make them emerge as a collective. It also follows Jews as they left Greece, as deportees to Auschwitz or émigrés to Palestine/Israel and New York’s Lower East Side.
(2010, Paperback, 288 pages)