From Thessaloniki (Greece), he has studied Theology, Religious Studies and Education at the Aristotle University and at the University of Tübingen. He has originally trained and educated as a teacher. He holds a postgraduate diploma (MA) in Biblical and Religious Studies. Furthermore, he studied in a postgraduate level Anthropology of Middle East at the University of Copenhagen, and Byzantine History and Law at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the previous summer he attended with scholarship an intensive Ulpan at the University of Haifa. During this academic year he is Paideia fellow at the The European Institute for Jewish Studies.
Sessionstitel: Jewish Thessaloniki
Presentatör(er): Ioannis Stylianidis
Sessionsbeskrivning: Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, was referred to as the “Jerusalem of the Balkans”. The Jewish population of Thessaloniki is the oldest Jewish community in all of mainland Europe. Jews have lived in Salonica since antiquity. This session will focus on the history of Jewish community of Thessaloniki.