UW Speaker at St. Demetrios - Sunday, May 19th
Please join us at St. Demetrios on Sunday, May 19th at 2 p.m. as Devin E Naar, from the Department of History & Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington presents…
From Apostle Paul to Modern Times
Jewish presence in Thessaloniki, Greece’s “Second City,” dates back more than two millennia. The grandson of a Thessalonikian, Professor Devin Naar of the University of Washington will present the rise and fall of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki from antiquity, through Byzantium, to the Ottoman era, and the Holocaust, focusing especially on Modern Greece. In his presentation, Naar will pay special attention the to key question of identity: what does it mean to be both Jewish and Greek?