By Renée Levine Melammed
Through the poetry of Bouena Sarfatty (1916-1997), An Ode to Salonika sketches the existence and loss of life of the Sephardi Jewish group 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 stories of this assorted and thriving Sephardi group in a few 500 Ladino poems referred to as coplas. The coplas additionally describe the traumas the neighborhood confronted lower than 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 historical past of the Sephardi neighborhood in Salonika and supply context for the poems. This specific and relocating resource offers an extraordinary entrée right into a as soon as vivid international now lost.
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An Ode to Salonika: The Ladino Verses of Bouena Sarfatty (Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies) by Renée Levine Melammed