Jews of Hakkari (Gever)

Traveler Frederic Millingen mentioned about population of Hakkari as 210,000 individuals in 1870, of which 2,000 were Jewish. Two decades after Millinge, Vital Cuinet estimated a total population of Hakkari as 300,000 at the end of the nineteenth century. Of this number 4,000 were Jewish and 112,000 Christians. During my …

Jews of Başkale and Van

Van as a site is an ancient city. For centuries different religious communities lived together in harmony in the city. Muslims, Armenians (Gregorian, Catholic and Protestant Armenians) and Jews lived in Van for a ling time of period. Accordingly, Kemal Karpat in his study, Ottoman Population 1830-1914 Demographic and Social …