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Gila Hadar

Gila Hadar is a lecturer in the Jewish History Department of the University of Haifa, where she teaches Sephardic History and Culture and Ladino language. She is working as a researcher at the Balkan Jewry Documentation Project (Salonika Jewish Community Archives) and took part in the Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey project under the supervision of Prof. Minna Rozen.

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Turkey: Ottoman and Post Ottoman

The Jewish population of Turkey navigated far-reaching changes in the political, social, and geopolitical spheres in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries, as the Ottoman Empire pursued reform and collapsed and the Turkish Republic that took its place imposed a process of “Turkification” on its residents. During this period, Jewish women partook in traditional customs relating to religion, family, and the home, while also accessing new opportunities in the public sphere through education and political engagement.

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