Holocaust Memorial in the Istanbul Italian SynagogueOur world-famous pianist Renan Koen´s International Rhodes/Cos Holocaust Memorial Recital will be presented from the historical Italian Synagogue in Istanbul, on Sunday, August 16th.
On Sunday, August 16th, the historical Italian Synagogue in Istanbul will house the International Rhodes/Cos Holocaust Memorial Recital by the pianist Renan Koen.
In late July 1944, around 1800 Jews from Rhodes and the nearby island of Cos had been deported, taken to Greece by boat, and eventually put on trains headed to Auschwitz. Only 151 Jews had survived.
The virtual memorial program organized by the Seattle Sephardic Community will start at 20:30 Turkey time, and will be streamed online via Zoom and Facebook. The program will include a special greeting by the Chief Rabbi Ishak Haleva and a traditional Hashkava (memorial) prayer for the Sephardic communities that were killed in the Holocaust.
To join the program please register at: