By Renée Levine Melammed
Through the poetry of Bouena Sarfatty (1916-1997), An Ode to Salonika sketches the lifestyles and dying 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 diversified and thriving Sephardi neighborhood in a few 500 Ladino poems often called coplas. The coplas additionally describe the traumas the neighborhood confronted below German profession sooner than the Nazis deported its Jewish citizens to Auschwitz. The coplas in Ladino and in Renée Levine Melammed's English translation are framed through chapters that hint the heritage of the Sephardi group 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