A Jewish Turkish Family’s Story Told In Ladino

Film by Guler Orgun (taken from the very interesting Centropa Website)

FILM LENGTH: 18min49

KEYWORDS: Istanbul, Sephardic Jews, Ladino, Turkey, Interreligious Marriage

In the traditional Ladino language of her Sephardic Jewish ancestors, Güler Orgun tells us how her family found a new home in the Ottoman Empire after being expelled from Spain in the late 15th century.

We learn why her parents converted to Islam, and how Güler herself later came to find her Jewish roots again – before she married a Muslim man

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