“The Jewish Community Population Register of the Gelibolu District”

Fuat Durmuş’s research has produced a useful registry about the Gelibolu Jewish Community members of the past. His book “The Contemporary Turkish Facsimile of the Gelibolu District Jewish Community Population Register" available both in Turkish and in English is translated by Vivian Kohen.
“The Jewish Community Population Register of the Gelibolu District”

All through history human beings have researched for their pasts, wanted to learn more about their ancestors, their families and family trees. This is the consequence of our curiosity, our unstoppable desire for learning. 

Fuat Durmuş from Çanakkale, has surfaced useful records about the Jewish Community of Gelibolu as the result of his extensive research. His book is published by Gözlem Publishing with the contributions of Museum of Turkish Jews and The Sephardic Institute. Just like Silvyo Ovadya mentioned in his article in Şalom, “You won’t believe so many Jews have lived in this small town of Gelibolu unless you examine these records.” This book, in order for everyone to be able to understand, is published both in Turkish and English. The English part of the book is translated by Vivian Kohen. 

For everyone whose roots are originally from this land, population registries of the Ottoman Period are the most striking of the reference guides. This 1845 population register of the Gelibolu Jewish Community provides us with many details about the members of the community of that time. 


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