A Jewish Family from France Doing Business in Turkey

The Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme in Paris presents an exhibition retracing the fate of the House of Camondo. From Constantinople to Paris, from the dawn of the nineteenth Century until 1945, the extraordinary career of this then famous and now forgotten Jewish family, displays in the course of five generations, one of the most fascinating facets of a enthralling though tragically ending adventure: the integration of the Jews in France and the close relations between Turkey and the main European powers The exhibition displays 250 works of art and archives left by the Camondos. It associates family archives, religious objects, prestigious furniture and art objects, mainly from impressionist painters (Corot, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Manet, Sisley, Jongkind) and art objects from China and Japan.