Devin E. Naar

Memory and Desecration in Salonica

Memory and a vandalized memorial in a once-Jewish city on the Aegean Sea.

Jerusalem of the Balkans

In 1911, David Ben-Gurion spent several months in Salonica and declared that it was "the only Jewish labor city in the world." Now, because of an open-minded mayor and his nationalist opponents, this formerly Jewish city is experiencing a peculiar mix of Jewish memory and anti-Semitism.


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