World Bulletin / News Desk
On June 26 the world’s only historical and ethnographic museum of Krymchaks marked its 10th anniversary in Simferopol, Crimea.
The first effort to create the museum was made in the sixties, according to director of the museum Yuriy Laptev.
The museum was opened in June 2004 and only consisted one room. Now the museum consists of tree exposition halls.
Among them is a hall for the “history of Krymachaks and tragedy of 1941-1945”; including a picture gallery dedicated to Krymchak culture, religion and handicraft.
Yuriy Purim, a researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies and Ph.D historian Ihor Achkinazi created the museum.
In March 2009, the Ministry of Culture of Crimea gave the museum of Krymchaks the honorable rank of the “People’s Museum”.
Krymchaks have historically lived in close proximity to the Crimean Karaites and are an ethno-religious community of Crimea derived from Turkic-speaking adherents of Rabbinic Judaism.
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