The History of Jews and Dönme in Turkey

Part of the series Discussions on Jewish Past and Present (audio recording available, in German)

Three hundred years ago, supporters of Rabbi Schabbtai Zwi founded their own religious group. Following the example of their Messiah, they converted to Islam and became so-called “Dönme” (Turkish: converted). How were their relations with the Jewish community in the Ottoman Empire? What role do the two minorities play in the history of the Turkish republic?

The Turcologist Corry Guttstadt and the historian Marc Baer address these and other questions at this evening event.

recording available

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Audio recording of the talk by Corry Guttstadt and Marc Baer, in German; Jewish Museum Berlin 2011

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  • When31 Jan 2011
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    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
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