Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Re: Why was French used by Turkish Jews? #sephardic

Michael Hoffman

Hi Sandy,

Your grandmother may have been educated in an Alliance Israel School
in Turkey, I believe even today, schools in Istanbul, Turkey teach in
2 languages, an example would be Turkish / French, Turkish / German
and so on.

A deceased friend of mine in the Jewish community in Istanbul spoke
many languages, she was educated in a French Speaking Catholic Convent
in Istanbul, but was later a teacher in the Jewish High School.

Michael Hoffman,

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