Family Sephardic Papers: A Journey through the Twentieth Century

Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey through the Twentieth Century
$0    |  Dec 8, 2019  |  2:00PM - 4:00PM

For centuries the port city of Salonica was home to the large Levy family. As leading editors and publishers, they chronicled modernity as it was experienced by Sephardic Jews across the Ottoman Empire. The wars of the twentieth century, however, redrew the borders around them, while global migrations cast them in many directions. Award-winning historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein shares the true story of a frayed and diasporic Sephardic Jewish family preserved in thousands of letters in Family Papers, recently honored with a Kirkus Star. At the Skirball, Stein will be in conversation with race and gender scholar Brenda E. Stevenson.