carry her on his shoulders while touring the seaside of Izmir.
This is how my family’s saga starts.
A new community is born on the island. The locals Greek Orthodox, the newcomers Sephardi Jews.
vision. The Turkish soldier grabs his ear and pulls him up.
The soldiers observe him, talk to him, make fun of his red hair. He already misses his island. They bring him some bread and bitter black coffee. They seem rather nice.
Esther has a fierce temperament, she is impulsive, hardworking, demanding of herself and her entourage, she is not easy to live with, her parents think she will never be able to find a husband.