Travel, conversations and writing

From the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, the families of both my parents lived in Bulgaria and across the Ottoman Empire for some five hundred years. Following World War II, they immigrated to Israel in 1947 and 1948.

With the conclusion of the war and the immigration of Bulgaria’s Jewish community, a 500-year-old relationship with the Balkans came to a close. Over the past twenty years, I have found myself in a quest to seek out the story of the Balkan Jews, encompassing Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Croatia.