Zoe Dragoumis. ASCSA Archives, Gennadius Library, Dragoumis Family Papers
"What made an anti-Semitic Spanish diplomat rescue 150 Macedonian Jews? His wife." New evidence largely based on research at the ASCSA Archives shows that Julio Palencia was likely influenced by his Greek spouse, Zoe Dragoumis, to issue last-minute passports, pull 150 off trains – and adopt two Jewish children. In addition, the essay shows how scholar-archivists, such as my colleague in the School's Archives, Eleftheria Daleziou, partner with researchers in the discovery process, providing insightful knowledge to “hidden” content.
Read Bernard Dichek's fascinating essay (we have also seen the documentary that he is preparing) here.