Graduation Date

Fall 12-16-2016

First Advisor

Prue Clarke

Second Advisor

David Rohde

Subject Concentration


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


The history of the Jewish people is one filled with trials, triumphs, and often devastation. Many believe themselves to be educated in Jewish history, but we often have blind spots in our research and schooling. This project aims to look at just one region of Jewish history to tell the stories that are not usually told.

The Balkan region is incredibly diverse in its ethnicities and cultures. The history of the Jews in this region expresses that diversity. This project focuses on the unique stories of the Jewish communities in Bosnia, Serbia, and Greece. These stories of survival and perseverance are relevant today, and they represent only a small number of the stories out there waiting to be shared.

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