Many people are aware that the bulk of the European Jewish population in the 1800’s and early 1900’s was in the North-Eastern area known as the Pale of Settlement. This stretched from Poland to Ukraine, to Northwest Russia.
However, there were other thriving Jewish communities that are far less known. Turkey is a perfect example of this.
A few centuries earlier, it was even one of the main Jewish centers of Europe.
A documentary on the Jewish community of Ankara is long overdue.