Sephardi Voices: Ellis’ Story
Sephardi means ‘Spain’ in Hebrew and refers to Jewish people who have their cultural background in Spain, Portugal, North Africa and part of the Middle East. Jewish communities thrived in many North African and Middle Eastern countries and Iran for centuries, enriching and being influenced by their societies. Today, very few Jews remain in these countries, following mass departure and displacement since the middle of the 20th century.
The interviews featured are part of the oral history archive Sephardi Voices UK, which gathers video testimonies to keep the memories of these vanished communities alive and to document the journeys of migration, exile, and resettlement.