Eli & Klara Perahya with Elie Wiesel

Eli & Klara Perahya with Elie Wiesel
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  • Photo taken in:
    Istanbul
    Year when photo was taken:
    1993
    Country name at time of photo:
    Turkey
    Country name today:
    Turkey
Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, participated in a symposium organized in Istanbul in May 1993. On Friday, 7th May, Elie Wiesel paid a visit to the Chief Rabbi Rav David Asseo in his office, where he addressed the members of the Jewish Community of Turkey. In this photo, taken that day, we see my wife Klara Perahya (third from right) very happy to be with Elie Wiesel. Others in the photo are (from left to right): Naim Guleryuz (counselor to the Chief Rabbi), Hayim Eliezer Kohen (chief of the protocole of the Chief Rabbinate), the Chief Rabbi Rav David Asseo, Elie Wiesel, me (with spectacles), Mrs. Wiesel (the one with the white hair) and Suzet Sidi (on the right end).

Interview details

Interviewee: Eli Perahya
Interviewer:
Naim Guleryuz
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2005
Istanbul, Turkey

KEY PERSON

Eli Perahya
Jewish name:
Yaakov
Year of birth:
1913
City of birth:
Istanbul
Occupation
before WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper

Other Person

Klara Perahya
Year of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Istanbul
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Angel
    Year of changing: 
    1951
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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