When Did Greek Jews Become Greek? in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume 38:2

Andrew Apostolou

NIS 42.00
NIS 0.00

When Did Greek Jews Become Greek?: Katherine E. Fleming, Greece: A Jewish History

Fleming’s book is a largely chronological account of the creation of a Greek Jewish identity. The argument is that foreigners largely created the Greek Jewish identity and that the Holocaust completed the formation of a Greek Jewish identity. The author’s argument is problematic, because it ignores the efforts of Greek Jews to gain acceptance by the Greek state, is unsystematic in its use of evidence, and suffers from important factual errors. Also notable is the author’s approach to rabbinic leadership in Greece and the attitude to Israel. Certain evidence demonstrates that the Jews became Greek in an earlier time than Fleming’s findings show and substantially through their own efforts. The coverage of the Holocaust lacks coherence and does not tackle the issue of Greek Christian collaboration. The claim that the Holocaust made the Jews more Greek is counter-intuitive.

Products specifications
ISSN 0084-3296
Year 2010
Catalog No. 238207
No. of Pages 15 pp.
Format Electronic article in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume 38:2, pp. 205-219, Edited by David Silberklang
Publisher Yad Vashem
Customers who bought this item also bought

Salonika Diary in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume XVIII

Joseph Rochlitz and Menachem Shelach

NIS 42.00 NIS 0.00