Caddebostan

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  • Photo taken in:
    Istanbul
    Year when photo was taken:
    1965
    Country name at time of photo:
    Turkey
    Country name today:
    Turkey

This picture was taken in Caddebostan in 1965 I think.  I went out with my daughter, memories are plentiful, because for many years we went to Caddebostan for summers with friends.  We would go for the summer, we would stay 3.5-4 months, there is nothing else to tell about there.We had beautiful friendships in Caddebostan where we spent our summers.  We would go with them to the sea as well as play games, and dance, we laughed a lot, our days passed wonderfully.My daughter Stina Rutli was born in 1956 in Istanbul.When Stina was little, she ate with so much difficulty, that we did not want to have any more children.  The same morsel in her mouth for hours, we would say a birdie is flying, she still would not swallow.We spoke in Turkish with Stina.  She does not know Judeo Espagnol at all.  We could not send her to a Jewish school- she attended a private elementary school in Pangalti, I do not remember the name, that school doesn't exist any more.  She attended junior high in Saint-Pulcherie. She learned French there.During summers, we would go to Caddebostan, for years.  Later on when Stina grew up, we went to Suadiye for summer. (Two neighborhoods on the Asian side, on the seashore).  We got a nice home, that is to say rented it for summer.  The landlady had a son.  One day she came home, I wasn't there, "with the decree of G-d, and the power of the prophet, I want your daughter for my son".  Stina was still 14-15 years old.  We stopped going to Suadiye after this and started going to Büyükada (the largest and last one of the Princess islands).  A few years later she married Yusuf Jojo Baruh at the age of 18.  On June 1st, 1974.  Yusuf has a store about electricity on Bankalar caddesi(Banks street). She had a daughter named Selin and a son named Ediz. Ediz is 27 years old, Selin is 25.

 

Interview details

Interviewee: Jak Rutli
Interviewer:
Yusuf Sarhon
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2005
Istanbul, Turkey

KEY PERSON

Ceni Rutli
Year of birth:
1923
City of birth:
Istanbul
Country name at time of birth:
The Ottoman Empire
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Romi
    Year of changing: 
    1947
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Stina Baruh
Year of birth:
1956
City of birth:
Istanbul
Country name at time of birth:
Turkey
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Rutil
    Year of changing: 
    1974
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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