Sephardic Legacy


Stories and Songs from Jewish Spain

William Samelson

Music/Ethnomusicology Folk and Traditional Jewish/Turkish

Sephardic Legacy gives a broad history of Sephardic Jews in Spain and Turkey. The author, Dr. Samelson has collected songs and stories from the Turkish Jewish side of his family and others.

William Samelson, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus, Holocaust & Genocide Studies from the University of Texas. He was born in Poland and lived there until the age of eleven when he was interned in various Nazi labor and concentration camps throughout Poland and Germany. He was a member of the partisans at the age of thirteen. Captured by the Nazis, he was taken to Buchenwald Concentration Camp where he spent three and a half years. He was liberated by the U.S. Army in April 1945, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1948.

Dr. Samelson holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and has taught at Kent State University, The University of Illinois at Urbana and the University of Texas at Austin. He is Visiting Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Texas in San Antonio and Trinity University. Dr. Samelson has written extensively on the Holocaust and lectured widely on a variety of topics relating to it.

ISBN 9781935604563. Paper. 314 pages. $24.95


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