Anjel, Ester, Suzi and Sami Sharhon at walk in the Taksim gardens

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  • Photo taken in:
    Istanbul
    Year when photo was taken:
    1951
    Country name at time of photo:
    Turkey
    Country name today:
    Turkey

This photo was taken in 1951 inside the Taksim gardens.  My brother-in-law, Alber Sarhon, was the one who took the photo. In this photo, you can see my sister-in-law, Anjel Sarhon on the left; then beside her, my mother-in-law, Ester Sarhon, myself and my baby son Sami Sarhon, who was 9 months old at the time.  That year, my brother-in-law, who lived in Avignon, France, came on a visit.  That was when I met him for the first time.  We went on an outing on that day and then came home.

My elder son, Sami, finished his secondary school at "Tarhan Koleji" [a private Turkish school] in 1967.  He then went to Israel to study lycée there.  It was fashionable those days; everyone was sending their kids to Israel to study.  Sami also wanted to go, so we sent him and he left with a few of his friends.  He went to study electronics there.  He studied for one year but he was not happy because they taught him not electronics but carpentry.  So after a year, he came back.  He finished the lycée at Tarhan Koleji.  Then later, he was able to get into university and he studied economics at the Iktisadi Ticari Ilimler Akademisi [Economics Akademy in Osmanbey].

 

Interview details

Interviewee: Suzi Sarhon
Interviewer:
Yusuf Sarhon
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2005
Istanbul, Turkey

KEY PERSON

Suzi Sarhon
Jewish name:
Sultana
Year of birth:
1927
City of birth:
Istanbul
Country name at time of birth:
Turkey
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Danon
    Year of changing: 
    1949
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Sami Sarhon
Jewish name:
Samuel
Year of birth:
1951
City of birth:
Istanbul
Country name at time of birth:
Turkey
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant

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