Data of Over 61,000 Turkish Jewish Gravestones Online in New Database

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jul 11, 2020

Researchers under the leadership of Prof. Minna Rozen, then of Tel Aviv University, worked from 1988 to 1990 travelling across Turkey taking over 100,000 photos as well as mapping the cemeteries.

The project, entitled “A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey 1583-1990” contains the details of over 61,022 Jewish tombstones spread across the country. It is one of the largest tombstone databases in the world – covering over 400 years of Turkish-Jewish life.

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