Feride Bozo at a circumcision ceremony

Feride Bozo at a circumcision ceremony
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  • Photo taken in:
    Istanbul
    Country name at time of photo:
    Turkey
    Country name today:
    Turkey
This photo was taken on the way to the circumcision ceremony of my aunt's sister's son. On the left is my brother Yakup Bozo's wife, Alegra Bozo. Right next to my mother, Feride Bozo, is my niece Lidya. I can?t recall her last name. The lady whose face is partially visible in the picture is Gerez Museri. The picture was taken in Istanbul in the 1950s. My mother was my father's second wife. She was born in Aleppo in 1884. Her maiden name was Acem. She had had a Judaic religious education. She spoke Arabic and was a housewife. My mother was a very calm, docile and quiet woman. She would never shout. My mother cooked wonderful meals. My mother was short, fair-skinned with dark eyes and brows. She was a beautiful woman. She was beautiful even when she was old. My mother would dress very neatly. It wasn't easy to raise seven to eight children. After she married them off, visits to the respective families started, and then came the grandchildren and more visits. She would spend all her time with the family.

Interview details

Interviewee: Harun Bozo
Istanbul, Turkey

KEY PERSON

Feride Bozo
Year of birth:
1884
City of birth:
Aleppo
Year of death:
1968
City of death:
Istanbul
Country of death:
Turkey
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Acem
    Year of changing: 
    1907
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Alegra Bozo
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife

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