Family picture

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  • Photo taken in:
    Istanbul
    Year when photo was taken:
    1988
    Country name at time of photo:
    Turkey
    Country name today:
    Turkey
This picture was taken in1988 at a family gathering. From the left, my husband Nesim Ers, next to him me, behind me Perla Ers(Benveniste), and next to her my younger son Izzet Ers, seated next to me Arlet Ers and Salvo Ers. We had a wonderful night that evening, if I am not mistaken it was the wedding of someone in the family. That evening we saw everyone is taking pictures, we took this one as a souvenir. We always talked in Turkish with our children, tried to raise them according to Jewish traditions, celebrated the Jewish holdidays all together. In the first years of my marriage, all of the mothers and fathers and siblings, we would have a wonderful evening all together. We would gather at my home or my sister-in-law's home. We would gather in my home the first night, at my sister-in-law's the second night. My children only went to the synagogue on holidays. But my younger son Izzet now goes continually. He started going continually after his father's death. The older one never goes anymore. I did not have any problems with my children as far as raising my grandchildren according to Jewish traditions. I still gather the family and cook food.

Interview details

Interviewee: Zelda Ers
Interviewer:
Yusuf Sarhon
Month of interview:
February
Year of interview:
2006
Istanbul, Turkey

KEY PERSON

Zelda Ers
Year of birth:
1934
City of birth:
Istanbul
Country name at time of birth:
Turkey
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Levi
    Year of changing: 
    1953
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Nesim Ers
Year of birth:
1928
City of birth:
Istanbul
Country name at time of birth:
Turkey
Year of death:
1994
City of death:
Istanbul
Country of death:
Turkey
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant

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