"Tombstones have many memories to share about the past. For these reasons, they must be made to speak, and their sayings must be carefully recorded…"
Known today mainly as a holiday destination, the Aegean town of Bodrum also hosted a small but important Jewish community in its past. This book catalogues the only remaining physical traces of this community in a small, neglected cemetery.
Written by Siren Bora and translated and photographed by C. M. Kösemen, this study includes detailed images of all surviving tombstones in the Bodrum Jewish Cemetery, translations of every legible epitaph and provides useful background information on the history of Bodrum's Jews, Jewish funerary traditions, the details of epitaph texts and more.