Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating
crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where
Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes,
and Albanian brigands all rubbed shoulders. Tensions sometimes
flared, but tolerance largely prevailed until the twentieth century
when the Greek army marched in, Muslims were forced out, and the
Nazis deported and killed the Jews. As the acclaimed historian... more...