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Mis Memorias


una vida yena de drama i perikolos


By Rafael Chikurel; Edited and Introduction by Henri Nahum
French-language memoirs of Rafael Chikurel, a Sephardic Jew from Izmir, who served in the Ottoman administration.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-928-8
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Dec 8,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 105
Languages: Ladino, French
ISBN: 978-1-61719-928-8
$116.00
$69.60

Mis Memorias, the memoirs of Rafael Chikurel, takes the reader back to the city of Izmir when perhaps a fifth of the city’s population was Jewish. Chikurel, himself a Sephardic Jew from Izmir, recounts his experiences there in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Chikurel’s memoirs originally appeared in 1911 in the Judeo-Spanish language (Ladino). The period covered in the work covers the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid II and then the Young Turk revolution and the restoration of constitutional rule in the Ottoman Empire under the Committee of Union and Progress. Chikurel himself served in Izmir in the police force, rising in the ranks and eventually being transfered to Istanbul where he became a high-ranking official. After the fall of Abdülhamid, Chikurel was arrested and accused of being an agent of the old regime. Mis Memorias is a unique look at late-Ottoman society and how the end of Empire was experienced by its subjects.

Mis Memorias, the memoirs of Rafael Chikurel, takes the reader back to the city of Izmir when perhaps a fifth of the city’s population was Jewish. Chikurel, himself a Sephardic Jew from Izmir, recounts his experiences there in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Chikurel’s memoirs originally appeared in 1911 in the Judeo-Spanish language (Ladino). The period covered in the work covers the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid II and then the Young Turk revolution and the restoration of constitutional rule in the Ottoman Empire under the Committee of Union and Progress. Chikurel himself served in Izmir in the police force, rising in the ranks and eventually being transfered to Istanbul where he became a high-ranking official. After the fall of Abdülhamid, Chikurel was arrested and accused of being an agent of the old regime. Mis Memorias is a unique look at late-Ottoman society and how the end of Empire was experienced by its subjects.

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Rafael Chikurel

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  • PREFACE (page 6)
  • LES MEMORIES DE RAFAEL CHIKUREL (page 9)
  • UN JOURNAL JUDEO-ESPAGOL A SMYRNE AVANT LA PREMIERE GUERRE MONDIALE: LA BOZ DEL PUEVLO (page 13)
  • Rafael Chikurel:Mis Memorias:Una vida yena de dramos i perikolos (page 25)
  • UNA VIDA YENA DE DRAMOS I PERIKOLOS (page 27)
  • REMARQUE (page 101)
  • INDEX (page 103)
  • TABLE DES MATIERES (page 105)