Holocaust

Waltzing with History, Family, and Culture in Jewish Animated Films

Graphic novels and animated films help to express modern Jewish identity. Justin Shanitkvich explains why these artforms often convey a sense of being in between.

By |January 29th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Grad Student Writing|Tags: , , , |

Speaking on Salonica’s Sacred Ground

How Salonica in particular, and contemporary Greece in general, are coming to terms with the horrors of the Holocaust.

By |January 28th, 2015|Categories: Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , |

Broken Glass and the Berlin Wall

Graduate Fellow Katja Schatte reflects on being part of the "Third Generation East" and writing post-Holocaust German history.

By |December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Grad Student Writing, Personal History|Tags: , , , , |

Seattle’s Sephardic Veterans of the World Wars

A special Sephardic Studies article for Veterans Day

By |November 9th, 2014|Categories: Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tisha Be-Av in Sephardic Seattle: A Ladino Journey from the Old World to the New

Prayers and poems written in Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language of Sephardic Jews, give a window onto the annual Jewish holiday of Tisha Be-Av.

By |August 8th, 2014|Categories: Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , , , |

Remembering Rhodes, Family History, and the Sephardic Holocaust

As the Rhodes Jewish community marks a solemn anniversary, Hannah Pressman considers what it means to search for family history in the wake of the Holocaust.

By |August 8th, 2014|Categories: Personal History|Tags: , , , , , |

The Sound of Jewish Life in Poland

Listen to Grad Fellow Denise Grollmus’s podcast on Jewish life in Poland, recently nominated for a prestigious UK award.

Finding Golems and Traces of Jewish Life in Prague

Sarah Zdancewicz won a Jewish Studies travel grant to explore European Jewish culture last summer.