Klara Kasavi with her granddaughters Elsa and Klara

Klara Kasavi with her granddaughters Elsa and Klara
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  • Foto aufgenommen in:
    Istanbul
    Ländername:
    Ottoman Empire
    Name des Landes heute:
    Turkey
This is Klara Kasavi, the mother of my mother-in-law. She was photographed here in front of their house at Ferit Bey Street, with her two grand-daughters Elsa and Klara. The photo was taken in Istanbul in the 1920s. The Elsa and Klara Angel sisters lived on Ferit Bey Street in Talimhane. Their house was just opposite the Turkish state school. Later the school was transferred somewhere else and the building started to be used as 'Askerlik Subesi' [Military Department]. Their father, Yaakov Angel, passed away when they were children, so they had been raised by their mother, Fortune Mazaltov Angel, and their maternal grandparents, the Kasavis. Elia Kasavi, their maternal grandfather, was a money-changer and also the mukhtar of Talimhane. A pious but liberal thinking man, he was married to Klara Salti and had two children: a daughter and a son. The daughter was Fortune Mazaltov, who had two daughters and had been widowed very young. Fortune Mazaltov was my mother-in-law twice: when I married Elsa and then, after her death, when I married Klara. Elsa and I got married on 30th June 1936 in the Kal Kadosh Galata Synagogue, which became The Museum of Turkish Jews in 2001. We had such wonderful days together; however, very unfortunately, my wife Elsa died of cancer in 1949, in spite of all the efforts by the renowned physician Dr. Barbut. I was a widower with two children. Although we lived together as a family I was feeling the absence of a wife very dearly. In 1951, my then-sister-in-law, Klara, and I decided to get married.

Interview details

Interviewte(r): Eli Perahya
Interviewt von:
Naim Guleryuz
Monat des Interviews:
January
Jahr des Interviews:
2005
Istanbul, Turkey

HAUPTPERSON

Klara Kasavi
Geburtsort:
Istanbul
Todesort:
Istanbul
Sterbeort (Land):
Türkei
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Housewife

Andere Person

Klara Perahya
Geburtsjahr:
1920
Geburtsort:
Istanbul
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Housewife
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Angel
    Jahr der Namensänderung: 
    1951
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Marriage

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