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Primary Resources: Ash and Smoke

What they are and where to find them.

A True Greek Tragedy: The Holocaust in Salonika

A YSU Documentary That Aired on PBS Western Reserve

Ash and Smoke cast photos

Now Available at Maag Library!
A joint effort of YSU’s Maag Library, History Department and the Department of Media & Academic Computing, this one hour documentary was broadcast by Public Television’s Western Reserve Public Media  during the 2011-12 season and was rebroadcast in 2013. Here is a preview.

This Jambar article discussed the creation of the program. It was featured at the Youngstown Area 2012 Jewish Film Festival. Dr. Saul Friedman taught at YSU from 1969 to 2006 and was founder of our Holocaust Studies program. In addition to a dozen books, he created 13 documentaries of which 5 received regional Emmy Awards.

He died March 31, 2013.  

According to the records of the Greek government, 56,500 Jewish citizens lived in the city of Salonika on the eve of the Holocaust. By December 1944 only three remained. This is their story–and by extension–it is the story of the Jews of Greece.

The DVD Ash and /Smoke  may be borrowed from the Maag Library AudioVisual Collection,

Call number DVD 0432. Ask at the Circulation Desk. 

https://www.worldcat.org/title/ash-and-smoke-the-holocaust-in-salonika/oclc/752326798 

It will appear online in the Maag archives in the future.

Ash and Smoke preview