The Center for Modern Greek Studies, The Department of Jewish Studies and JS 451 are please to present Iossif Ventura reading from his latest work, Tanaïs.
On June 9th, 1944, nearly 73 years ago, six-year old Iossif's life would be irrevocably changed. Almost the entire Jewish community of Hania Crete would leave the island in the hold of a German commercial vessel, the Tanais. They were on their way to Nazi death camps, but their death would come sooner. The ship was torpedoed by the British off the coast of Santorini and all those on board drowned, among them eighty-eight Jewish children from Hania.