Farewell to Salonica (Paperback)

Leon Sciaky


In this enchanting and moving memoir, Leon Sciaky describes his childhood before the FirstWorld War in a prosperous, loving Jewish family in the cosmopolitan city of Salonica (nowThessaloniki in Greece). Under the Ottoman Empire, the city's diverse communities - Jews,Muslim Turks, Orthodox Greeks and Bulgarians - met, traded and lived alongside each otherday-to-day in an atmosphere of tolerance.Farewell to Salonica offers a fascinating insight into a lost society in which an older tradition ofmutual respect was finally overcome by the pressures of nationalism and war, the after-effects ofwhich are felt in the region to this day.

Product Details

  • Product code: AZJVZ
  • ISBN: 9781909961234
  • Publisher: The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 12.8cm x 22.5cm
  • Pages: 300
  • Publish date: Sat Oct 01 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 9


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