“Sephardic Jews in America and the Holocaust” – Rider U, June 6

From Devin Naar (long-time friend of Kulanu’s development associate, Katie Rosenthal):

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend the lecture I will be giving in the Cavalla Room of the Bart Luedeke Student Center at Rider University, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, on June 6, at 1 pm. I will have the honor to present the Tenth Annual Dorothy Koppelman Memorial Holocaust Lecture. The topic will be:

“Sephardic Jews in America and the Holocaust.”

The lecture will focus in particular on the responses of Sephardic Jews in the United States to the destruction of their native communities in Greece and the Balkans during the Second World War–a theme previously unexplored by scholars. I will draw on a variety of textual and visual sources, including Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) newspapers, institutional records, private correspondence, memoirs, poetry, and photographs.

The lecture is sponsored by the Julius and Dorothy Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center at Rider University. For more information about Rider University and the Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, please see:


Those who would like to attend my lecture on Sunday, June 6 at 1 pm kindly RSVP. Please inform Carol Azoff, the administrator of the Center, if you would like to attend.
Phone: (609) 896-5345 or email: holctr@rider.edu .

I hope that you will be able to join us! Please feel free to pass along this information to any interested parties.

Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing you on June 6.

With best regards,


Devin E. Naar
Doctoral Candidate
Department of History
Stanford University