Holocaust Memorial Lecture: Reflections on Sephardic Jewries and the Holocaust

Aron Rodrigue

Aron Rodrigue's groundbreaking research on the Sephardic Jewish experience during the Holocaust has put to rest the widely held notion that Sephardim living in the Balkans and other European lands during the Holocaust were not as badly affected as the Ashkenazi in Eastern Europe. The truth is that they experienced widespread persecution and destruction, just as other Jewish communities under Nazi occupation. Rodrigue specializes in the history and culture of Sephardi and French Jewries as well as modern Jewish history, Jews of modern France, minority identities and the Ottoman Empire.