The identities of those who lived during the reign of the Ottoman Empire is well documented, but there has been a distinct lack of documentation during the past 75 years. This project will identify the primary direct descendants of the family, who were exiled in March 1924. Due to the fact that they remained in exile until 1974, for exactly half a century after their expulsion, there has been a loss in communication between many members of the family. This loss of communication translates into a loss of culture and identity.
The underlying concept is to re-unite the scattered family members of the Ottoman Empire, and record their personal testimonies. This project relates to the universal sense of loss of one’s cultural history, and Identity.
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