This lecture focuses on the courage, endurance, resilience and recovery of the Sephardic Jews from 1391, when the first major pogroms occurred in Spain through the expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian peninsula, first from Spain in 1492, and then from Portugal in 1497.

It then traces the Sephardic Diaspora, to the Netherlands, France, Italy, North Africa, and eventually throughout the Ottoman Empire. The lecture continues the account through to the destruction of the last of the Sephardic communities in the Balkans during World War Two and the (minor) resurgence of interest in Sephardic Jewry in Israel and North America.

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