“The younger generation now should reclaim Judeo-Spanish”
February 23, 2017 2930
Following my arrival to Seattle in September 2014 to pursue my doctoral studies at the University of Washington, I met with Professor Naar at his office. While I was completing my master’s thesis in London a year ago, I contacted him. A couple of months later I was in his office, meeting my doctoral thesis advisor for the next six years. I still remember our talk on stuffed vine leaves and how to find them in Seattle. This is an interview on Professor Naar´s new book ‘Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece’, Judeo-Spanish, and the situation of Sephardic studies in the academia. At the same time, this interview can be read as a short story of identity, memory, and space.