Cambridge University Publishes Jewish Doctor’s Vast 1930s Turkey Photo Archive

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jun 29, 2020

Cambridge University has published a huge selection of photos taken by a German Jewish doctor in the early days of the Turkish Republic in the 1930s, where he helped save thousands of lives after being exiled from Nazi Germany.

Albert Eckstein, who later came to live in the UK, spent four years travelling around Turkey’s poorest regions, including Anatolia, and used his medical knowledge while there to help lower the child death rate, which was then as high as 50 percent in places.

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