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By Victor Eskenazi

Victor Eskenazi, a Sephardic Jew from Constantinople, represented an ethnic and non secular minority that thrived within the Ottoman Empire. the start of the 20th century was once a serious interval in Ottoman heritage, which observed the tip of the Empire, defeat in global battle I but in addition a colorful inflow of positive allied armies and White Russians fleeing the Revolution, contributing to the already cosmopolitan nature of the town. Eskenazi breathed the advanced air of this budding new Turkey, with its beliefs, contradictions and hopes. His outstanding memoir - which starts off in Constantinople and travels throughout Europe in the course of and after global struggle II - tells the striking tale of a family members, poignantly shooting a second in time which now exists merely in memory.

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