A True Greek Tragedy: The Holocaust in Salonika
A YSU Documentary That Aired on PBS Western Reserve
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 https://digital.maag.ysu.edu/xmlui/handle/1989/10751 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.
Ash and /Smoke may be borrowed from the Maag Library AudioVisual Collection, Call number DVD 0432.
It will appear online in the Maag archives in the future.