“Balat a Galata – Vidas Djudias de Los Anyos 1950 / Balat to Galata – Jewish Lives of the 1950s” – 2020 – Libra Kitap publishing house

“Balat to Galata – Jewish lives of the 1950’s is a joint effort by Roz Kohen and Betti Özyel. Both authors grew up in İstanbul listening to the adults at their homes speak in Judeo-Spanish. They write about a bygone era of Jewish lives of the 1950s in neighborhoods where Jews lived: Balat and Galata. Both Judeo-Spanish and its English translation of the stories are included to record and preserve one of the Jewish languages that survived in the diaspora for five hundred years.”

Roz Kohen was born and raised in İstanbul, Turkey. She attended the Jewish Lycée, Bene Berit (B’nai B’rith) in the Galata region and graduated from the American College for Girls – Arnavutköy. She has lived in the United States since 1981. Her most recent degree is in Information Technology-MLS, Masters in Library Science. Currently she is the manager of one of St. Louis County Library branches in St. Louis, Missouri.

KONTENİDO / CONTENTS

ENTRODUKSYON / INTRODUCTION

GLOSARYO / GLOSSARY

BETTİ ÖZYEL

Betti ÖZYEL BALAT DJUDYO DE LOS ANYOS DE 1950 / JEWISH BALAT OF THE 1950s Balat, Ande Nasi / Balat, My Birth Place

EL BALAT ANDE NASİ: KOMO BİVİYAMOS / BALAT: THE WAY WE WERE

BANYO TURKO EN BALAT / BALAT: TURKISH BATHS

EL BALAT ANDE NASİ: MUESTRAS KAZAS / BALAT: OUR HOMES

EL KAL DE SELANİKO / SELANIKO SYNAGOGUE

UN KAFİKO / TURKISH COFFEE

UNOS KUANTOS OFİSYOS DE Mİ CHİKES / BYGONE PROFESSIONS

MEZUZA / MEZUZAH

MİS REKUERDOS DEL OSPİTAL DE BALAT / BALAT: THE HOSPITAL

UN DİYA DE KUZENDERA / A DAY WITH THE SEAMSTRESS

EL BALAT ANDE NASİ: FİESTAS / BALAT: CELEBRATIONS

VAPORİKO / BOATRIDE

Roz Kohen Personajes / Personalities Rekuerdos / Remembrances

LOS TURKANOS DE BELCHİKA / THE TURKS OF BELGIUM

SAVİDURA DE Mİ MADRE / MOTHER KNOWS BEST

LA LİNGUA TURKA MALLOGRADA / TURKISH LANGUAGE SLANDERED

KONSEJOS PARA LOS VİYAJEROS / ADVICE TO THOSE BOUND TO TRAVEL

LA TANT VİKTORİA / AUNT VICTORIA

PAYLAS İ LEĞENES / WASHBASINS AND WASHTUBS

RASHEL / RACHEL

INDEX