Source: Şalom

The Memorial book ´Muestros Dezaparesidos (Our Losses): Memorial of the Judeo-Espagnols Deported from France´ was presented in IFEA (Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes) Istanbul.

‘Muestros Dezaparesidos (Our Losses): Memorial of the Judeo-Espagnols Deported from France’ tells the story of Sephardic Jews exiled from France.  The memorial book was created as a result of a collective work led by the editorial committee supported by a group of volunteers, researchers, and historians. It includes the names of 5,300 Sephardic Jews who were deported from France, killed and shot inside the camps in France, as well as the biographies of more than 80 exiles supplemented by testimonies in French and Judezmo (Judeo-Espagnol) languages.

The memorial book also includes a historical section which examines the history of the Sephardic Jews who had lived in France. It also includes an innovative chapter on the participation and roles of Sephardic Jews in the resistance against the invader and the Vichy regime.