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Once upon a Time Jews Lived in Kirklareli


The Story of the Adato Family, 1800-1934


Erol Haker recounts the history of the Sephardic Jewish Adoto family, which originally hails from the town of Kirklareli. This is one of the few books to describe the Jewish population of Turkish Thrace.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-091-9
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 11,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 321
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-091-9
$162.00

It is not well known that the town of Kirklareli in Turkish Thrace was once home to a Sephardic Jewish community. Today, due to emigration, only a few individuals remain. Erol Haker, whose parents were originally from Kirlareli, tells the story of three generations of the Adoto family, which has resided in Kirklareli since its expulsion from Spain at the end of the fifteenth century. Using the archives of the Alliance school in Kirklaerli as well as interviews with surviving natives of the town, Haker describes the Jewish lives in the nineteenth century and then their experience of traumatic events from the Balkan and First World Wars and the arrival of Bulgarian and Greek armies until the anti-Jewish riots of the 1930s. Haker’s work serves to reminds us of the fact that the Thracian Jewish community was one of the Ottoman Empire’s most vibrant and that Kirklareli was, until the early years of the Turkish Republic, still home to an important part of Turkey’s Jewish population.

It is not well known that the town of Kirklareli in Turkish Thrace was once home to a Sephardic Jewish community. Today, due to emigration, only a few individuals remain. Erol Haker, whose parents were originally from Kirlareli, tells the story of three generations of the Adoto family, which has resided in Kirklareli since its expulsion from Spain at the end of the fifteenth century. Using the archives of the Alliance school in Kirklaerli as well as interviews with surviving natives of the town, Haker describes the Jewish lives in the nineteenth century and then their experience of traumatic events from the Balkan and First World Wars and the arrival of Bulgarian and Greek armies until the anti-Jewish riots of the 1930s. Haker’s work serves to reminds us of the fact that the Thracian Jewish community was one of the Ottoman Empire’s most vibrant and that Kirklareli was, until the early years of the Turkish Republic, still home to an important part of Turkey’s Jewish population.

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • 1 INTRODUCTION (page 13)
  • 2 THE ADATOS OF KIRKLARELI THE FIRST GENERATIONS (page 23)
  • 3 MENAHEM ADATO(EL MORAVI)RAISING A FAMILY (page 31)
  • 4 MENAHEM ADATO(EL MORAVI)MAKING A LIVING (page 41)
  • 5 MENAHEM ADATO(EL MORAVI)HIS INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY LIFE 1880-1912 (page 47)
  • 6 MENAHEM ADATO(EL MORAVI)HOME AND FAMILY (page 61)
  • Sketch 1 The Adat o Block(1910) (page 80)
  • Sketch 2 The Adato Home(1910) (page 81)
  • 7 MENAHEM ADATO(EL MORAVI),HIS RELIGION,THE CELEBRATION OF THE SABBATH (page 83)
  • 8 EL MORAVI,CELEBRATION OF HOLIDAYS,HIS LAST YEARS IN JERUSALEM (page 93)
  • 9 LIA ADATO,HIS YEARS THROUGH YOUNG ADULTHOOD 1879-1914 (page 111)
  • 10 LIA ADATO,WORLD WAR ONE YEARS (page 127)
  • 11 LIA ADATO,LIFE IN THE YEARS UNDER GREEK OCCUPATION 1920-1922 (page 155)
  • 12 LIA ADATO LIFE IN THE NEW TURKISH REPUBLIC 1923-1934 (page 169)
  • 13 MENAHEM,BARZILAI,AND SULTANA ADATO AS TEENAGERS AND YOUNG ADULTS 1923-1934 (page 179)
  • 14 THE CHIPRUT FAMILY (page 193)
  • 15 THE SALINAS FAMILY (page 209)
  • 16 THE 1934 EASTERN THRACE ANTI-JEWISH RIOTS AS THEY OCCURRED IN KIRKLARELI (page 229)
  • 17 LIA ADATO,AN EPILOGUE 1935-1958 (page 249)
  • 18 NUPTIALS (page 263)
  • Appendix 1 The Regional,Township and Community Background (page 269)
  • APPENDIX 2 FAMILY TREE INFORMATION (page 309)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 317)