By Victor Eskenazi

Victor Eskenazi, a Sephardic Jew from Constantinople, represented an ethnic and spiritual minority that thrived within the Ottoman Empire. the start of the 20 th century was once a serious interval in Ottoman background, which observed the top of the Empire, defeat in international conflict I but additionally a colorful inflow of successful allied armies and White Russians fleeing the Revolution, contributing to the already cosmopolitan nature of the town. Eskenazi breathed the advanced air of this budding new Turkey, with its beliefs, contradictions and hopes. His awesome memoir - which starts off in Constantinople and travels throughout Europe in the course of and after global battle II - tells the notable tale of a kin, poignantly shooting a second in time which now exists simply in memory.

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