Ulus Sephardi Jewish Cemetery

Istanbul, Turkey

Ulus Sephardi Jewish Cemetery

The Ulus Sephardi Jewish Cemetery (Turkish: Ulus Sefarad Musevi Mezarl─▒─č─▒) or Arnavutk├Ây Jewish Cemetery (Turkish: Arnavutk├Ây Musevi Mezarl─▒─č─▒) is a burial ground of the Sephardi Jewish community in Istanbul, Turkey. It was established in 1901 during the Ottoman Empire era in Arnavutk├Ây neighborhood of Be┼čikta┼č district on the city's European side.

The cemetery is situated today in an area, which developed in the history from a countryside to an upscale neighborhood called Ulus. Its initial name Arnavutk├Ây Jewish Cemetery is still in use today. It was reported that due to the location of the cemetery in the city's one of the most expensive quarters, only wealthy people are interred in the ultra-luxury Ulus Cemetery while people, who can not afford the very high amount of donation requested for a resting place, are transferred to the cemetery in Kilyos, which lies around 40┬ákm (25┬ámi) far away from the city center in northern part of Istanbul. The religious burial service is provided at site by the Neve Shalom Synagogue Foundation, which also carries out the maintenance of the cemetery.



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