Prof. Minna Rozen


Department of Jewish History

Research field: Diaspora studies

Prof. Rozen is an emerita of the University of Haifa. A historian of the Jewish Mediterranen diaspora in the early modern and modern eras, she initiated and carried out documentation and digitization projects of Jewish archives cemeteries and synagogues in Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria. The digital archives of 60,000 Jewish tombstones from Turkey is being presently uploaded on the internet by the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center at Tel Aviv University, a center she was the head of in 1992-1997. She is the author of 10 books and scores of articles. Among her last publications are: A Journey Through Civilizations: Chapters in the History of Istanbul Jewry, 1453-1923 , Turnhaut: Brepols Publishers, 2015, 520 pp.; The Mediterranean in the Seventeenth Century: Captives, Pirates, and Ransomers at the Juncture Between Religion, Politics, Economics, and Society, Palermo: New Digital Frontiers S.R.L. and Casa Editrice Mediterranea, 2016, 157 pp., and “The Jewish Community of Salonika,1912–1941: Organizational Patterns ,” Archeion Analekta:Periodiki ekdosi meletis kai erevnas archeion(defteri periodos), 1(Thessaloniki 2016), pp. 306-367; Minna Rozen, “Money, Power, Politics and the Great Salonika Fire of 1917,” Jewish Social Studies Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter 2017), pp. 74-115

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