Search and Research, Lectures and Papers 21: La Vida de Adolf Hitler: El Haman Moderno: Salonica, 1933 - Text and Context of a Ladino Booklet
This 30-page tract in Ladino, published in Salonika in 1933, contains a hitherto unknown and surprising biography of Adolf Hitler. It is the centerpiece of a study titled El Haman Moderno – Text and Context of a Ladino Booklet. The author, Prof. Shmuel Rafael, subjects the booklet to socio-literary investigation, traces the circumstances under which the work was written, and follows the Ladino press and its reportage on Hitler’s accession to power and events in Euope. This pioneering study sheds new light on the history of the Jewish community of Salonika long before it was deported in the death trains to the extermination camps in Poland in the spring of 1943.