Istanbul (TR): Italian jewish Cemetery

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At the so called Italian Jewish Cemetery you find tombstones engraved with names and epitaphs in Italian, English, French, German, Russian and Latin. The cemetery was founded originally to serve 400 Jewish families who had emigrated from the Crimea to Istanbul in 1854-55, but it was later dedicated to the use of the Italian Jewish Association by order of Sultan Abdulaziz. The cemetery is well kept and is still used for burials. The cemetery is next-door to an Armenia, Catholic and Orthodox one.


 

These pictures are taken in 2009 during a road trip from Venlo (NL) to Yerevan (AR).

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