In 2005, the Ottoman-Turkish Sephardic Cultural Research Center partnered with Centropa to document the oral history of Istanbul’s Sephardic community.  The result was Jewish Witness to a Century, an exhibition of photos and memories that opened at the Schneidertemple Art Gallery as part of 2007’s European Day of Jewish Culture.

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Click on the Scibd frames below to view enlarged slideshows of the poster exhibitions in Turkish and English.

You can explore extensive biographical interviews, photos, documents, recipes and more at Centropa’s Sephardi Center website.  To watch a special video documentary of El Amaneser founder Guler Orgun’s life and religious journey, narrated in Ladino by Karen Şarhon, please click here.


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