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The Kompla Queen: Bouena Sarfatty Garfinkle

Hosted By: The American Sephardi Federation (ASF)

Bouena Sarfatty Garfinkle grew up in the historic Salonican Sephardic community where she was an active member, before and during the Nazi invasion. She is famous for her Ladino komplas which provide testimony of the rich cultural heritage of Salonica. Dive into the world of Salonica and Bouena in this episode of our Noble Women Series.

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