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Elka Klein Memorial Lecture - From Lisbon to Senegal to Amsterdam: A Sephardic African Diaspora

Sunday, 20 June, 2021 10 Tammuz 5781

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMZoom Video Conference

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In the 16th Century 50,000 Sephardic Jews chose exile; one such refuge was Senegambia. Some married local women, but preserved and transmitted their Jewish identity, adapting to an alien culture and climate. What were their relations with their African hosts? Was skin colour an important factor in these relations? By 1620 most had migrated to join the thriving Amsterdam community, again adapting to the new situation, as Euro-African Jews. How successfully did they integrate? What role did this small diasporic community play in the articulation of Black-White relations in the years before the massive expansion of the Atlantic slave trade?

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