Guestbook Sept 1999-September 2000

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Born in Egypt,went to school at the Lycee' Francais du Caire, left Egypt in 1951, I am very pleased to have found this site,welcome to share with me memories from Egypt. Maurice Naggar
Maurice Naggar <>
Clive, IA USA - Thursday, September 07, 2000 at 23:31:33 (EDT)
Sorry, I made a mistake in my last message: my family ( KATZ / CATZ / BARCILON ) was not living in Heliopolis but in ZAMALEK near Cairo (and also in Alexandria). Autant pour moi ! ...
PARIS, FRANCE - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 17:27:13 (EDT)
Seeking informations about my family who left Egypt in 1956/57: Family KATZ (or CATZ) from Cairo (Heliopolis) and Alexandria: Nathan and Cl�mentine (Nehema) KATZ, Joseph (Joe, Yossef) KATZ / CATZ (Captain Royal Air Force, private secretary of Wladimir Zeev Jabotinsky, fianc� to Viollette DE MAZIA, Barnes Foudation , Philadelphia) 1898-1926 ; Rose KATZ (her husband: Ezriel TAMCHES) ; Dr Soly (Salomon) KATZ (his wife: Suzanne JOSKY) ; Andr� (Isaac)CATZ (his wife: Simone BARCILON) ; Elie (Lili) KATZ ; Edith KATZ (Flamenco dancer: Dita del Cairo) ; Gaston (Hillel) CATZ (his first wife Yvonne ..?.. ; his second wife Adeline COHEN ; and Henri (Enrique) BARCILON CARASSO (brother of Simone BARCILON). By the way, I'm also looking for information about the father of Nathan KATZ: Reb Levy Itzak haCohen, chief rabbi of the roumanian colony of New York (died there) and his wife Rivka (died in zfat(safed) or Rosh Pinna or Haifa). Thank you very much ! Do no be afraid to tell me anything you know. Ciao ! Philippe-Emmanuel FILEYSSANT (grand-son of Edith KATZ) 10, rue Fronval - 78140 VELIZY VILLACOUBLAY - FRANCE
PARIS, FRANCE - Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 21:29:50 (EDT)
I was born in 1940 in Cairo. Attended the Lycee Francais du Caire. Left Egypt in 1957 with my family, lived in Paris for 2 years and immigrated to the US in 1959. I would love to hear from old friends I have not heard from since leaving Cairo. Just loved your website. My son who is doing our family tree has gathered all kinds of information on the Jewish community of Egypt, and our family. Many thanks for a great source of information.
LONG BEACH, NY USA - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 13:01:44 (EDT)
Your Names must include those of my family both maternal:Bemp�chat, Aculumbre and paternal: Dayan, Suar�s. Also Tchiprout (Ciprut).
Alfred L. Dayan <>
Pasadena, CA USA - Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 17:08:04 (EDT)
I have enjoyed reading the many different sections of your website. I have friends who left Egypt in the early 60's, and I wanted to acquire a better historical knowlege and perspective on what life was like for them in their homeland at that time. I hope and pray everyday that we will be able to live in a world where all of us are judged on our character rather than our race, gender or religion. At best, I hope that we can come to understand and respect our uniqueness as well as our commonalities.
Honor Spitz <>
Palo Alto, Ca USA - Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 23:51:28 (EDT)
I am always delighted to visit again.. If you know the Gabbay brothers who has a store on Fouad Str. or if someone knows about Rosine Maghrabi or Vera Sharvit who are living in the USA now, please contact me. thanks
Raymonde (Setton) Nahon <>
Omer, Israel - Saturday, July 01, 2000 at 03:53:01 (EDT)
site.... easy to maneuver... ~Evelyn ............
Evelyn Smiley
Dayton, Oh USA - Friday, June 23, 2000 at 20:54:04 (EDT)
Here Was Posted a Hateful Message... Remember It is a Crime For Anyone To Post Such Messages... 
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA - Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 16:19:51 (EDT)
This is a very nice place !
Protector 1uno <>
Gospic, Li Croatia - Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 00:33:41 (EDT)
i am very pleased to enter in this site, i would like to know more about jewish from egypt, my father s name was edgard picciotto, we left cairo on 1959, first to italy and then to brasil.
Ruggero D. Picciotto <>
Sao Paulo, Sp Brasil - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 20:41:51 (EDT)

I was born in Cairo but lived most of my life In Heliopolis.I would like to know if here are people who went To the Abraham Btesh school. I was a pupil in the 30th. and thenbecame a teacher inthe kindergarten class for a short time. Anyone who went to that school or whose parents were pupils in that school please let me know. There was at this time the "haivri hatsair" youth movement and I wAS ONE OF ITS LEADERS. Lucie Marx (ex-Nhoum)
Marx (L) <>
Israel - Friday, April 21, 2000 at 16:24:05 (EDT)
Austrian Gedenkdienst
Dr. Andreas Maislinger <>
Innsbruck, Austria - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 17:46:44 (EDT)
o pleased about the existence of this site.I`d like to make contact with schoolfriends from the Lycee Francais du Caire.I left Cairo in December 56.-families such as Carasso -Farag-Vidal-Appel-were in my year.
Lana Woolf (nee Goliger) <lana_woolf @>
Sydney, N.S,W. Australia - Saturday, April 08, 2000 at 19:35:29 (EDT)
So pleased about the existence of this site.
Lana Woolf (nee Goliger) <lana_woolf @>
Sydney, N.S,W. Australia - Saturday, April 08, 2000 at 19:28:05 (EDT)
My name is Mark Kagan. In the fall of 1976, I was a member of a group of 10 students from the State University of New York who studied at Alexandria University. I lived in an apartment at Mustapha Pasha on Hurreya St. during September to December. I was the only Jew in the group and I came to know the Jewish community in Alexandria, including Clement Setton, when I attended High Holy Day services at Nebi Daniel synagogue. After that semester, I went to study in Israel. I returned for a visit a year and a half later and stayed at the Jewish Retirement Home during Pesach. Mr. Messeca accompanied me to the police station. If anyone reads this and remembers me or hearing about me, please respond. I would like to know what happened to you.
Mark H. Kagan <>
Washington, DC USA - Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at 23:31:48 (EST)
I was amazed to find this site, which I stumbled upon when I entered my family name 'Savdie' in a yahoo search. I was confronted by the image of a man- perhaps a relative- Rabbi Salomon Savdie, whom I know nothing of but would be very interested to hear of. Please write to me if you have any information. Thank You.
Richard Savdie <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at 22:42:56 (EST)
Hello, My father was born John Chalom in Cairo (or Heliopolis) in 1937 (he moved to Sydney, Australia and changed his name at age 10). His father was Willy Chalom, also of Cairo. Willy Chalom wrote a book called "Nous Venons de Palestine" (a sort of Zionist travelogue) in 1938, co-authored with Jules Levy, his brother-in-law and my great-uncle. Other than that I have almost no information about him or the family history (he died in the early 1940s and my father knows very little). I would appreciate any information that anyone might have about my grandfather, or about the Chalom family history. I'd also be very interested in relevant parts of the Levy family history: my grandmother was Lila Levy, and her father Iamadeo (?) Levy, with a connection somewhere to Malta. Many thanks! David Chalmers (
David Chalmers <>
Tucson, AZ USA - Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at 01:26:30 (EST)
I was born in 1952 in Alexandria. We left in 1956. We were forced to since my mother had was a French National. We went to France and later to USA. My family was separated throughout the world: France, Venezuela, Brazil, Israel, USA. Family names are Houli and Brakha. Would like to hear from anyone with similar circumstances or just to share facts.
Rina Dalyot <>
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at 16:54:46 (EST)
I am very glad to know that this organisation exist. Keep up the good work, if i can help in any way, please le me know.
Joseph Amega <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 12:50:59 (EST)
Nice site. I return frequently to see if any of my old friends from the Lycee Francais d'Heliopolis (classe de 11e en 1950-1951) are on line... Andre Zagdoune, Albert Leonzini, Eliott Sidicaro, Robert Chehebar, and all the others, if you read these lines please contact me. I already located Moise Rahmani, David Avayou, Albert Zonana, Magdi Risk, Andre Hazan, Zaven Tchaylakian, Albert Herscovics. I hope Monsieur Fer and later Monsieur Debernard did not prevent you from keeping good memories of the nicest Lycee of all!
Clement DASSA <>
Montreal, CANADA - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 04:24:04 (EST)
Hi , I was very pleased to visit your site . My mother was born in Suez , Egypt , her father was a Maltese and her mother a Lebanese . She got married to a George Hassoun from Lebanon. I went through the web to check on the Hassoun Family and was pleased to find out different origins and maily Jewish . I would like to be in contact with the members of the Hassoun family and ask you to send this request. I can be reached at the following : Michel Hassoun 2014 Fred Barry Laval,Quebec H7S 1V2 Canada Tel : 450 - 975 1737 Home Tel : 514 - 389 4558 Office e-mail : Thanks and Best regards, Michel Hassoun.
Michel G. Hassoun <>
Laval, Qc Canada - Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 23:07:14 (EST)
encien eleve de la mission laique francaise du Caire ( 45 Rue Daher) du temps de Mme et Monsieur Bonin, Monsieur Remy Doyen, Mrs. Manoly,Mr. Perez,etc....du 1948 a' 1956...etc Ibrahim Hassanein (camarade et ami aux familles Misrahi, Cohen,Setton, Lavy, Haski, Galenty, Dabbah, Amin Khader,etc..) Cartier d'enfance...Daher, Sakakini, Abbasieh, Cairo..down town, Zamalek, Haret el Yahood, madraset el sebil, kotab el sakakini..)
Ibrahim Hassanein <>
Abu Dhabi, AUH United Arab Emirates - Sunday, February 20, 2000 at 13:06:17 (EST)
Nice site; but what can be done in order to restore the Jewish community in Egypt (especially in Alexandria, my native city...)?
Andrew A. M. Fanous <>
Victoria, BC Canada - Saturday, February 12, 2000 at 15:26:33 (EST)
Beautiful, Well Done
Daniel Husney <>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Tuesday, February 08, 2000 at 19:02:24 (EST)
I have just heard about this web and I am intersted in finding a friend which name was Eva Fetaya from Cairo. My youth name was Raymonde Setton I was living in Cairo and learn in Lycee Francais du Caire. I left Egypt on Nov. 1957 My address in Cairo was: 10 Borsa Tewfikia Strt.If anyone remembers my family please write.
Raymonde Nahon <>
Omer, Israel - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 15:21:49 (EST)
please I want some information about the jewish cimetery in bassatine near cairo. if it still exist? and if it possible to get any information about it. sincerely
viva r <>
USA - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 12:26:39 (EST)
We are going to Egypt beginning of March 2000 for a root trip. My father was buried in the Jewish cemetery there and I know it is not possible to find the grave. What I would like to know is if there is any kind of written information about the place he was buried. I sincerely don't have much hope but maybe maybe there is a way to trace it. His name was Maurice Sonsino and he died in March 16, 1956. Many thanks for anyone who coule proved the information.
Lena Ashkenazi nee Sonsino <>
Jerusalem, ISRAEL - Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at 02:43:41 (EST)
I would like to correspond with anybody who went to the Lycee de l'Union Juive in Alexandria from 1949 to 1953, when I left Alexandria and emigrated to Sydney Australia
eddy krieger <>
Sydney, nsw australia - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 04:27:58 (EST)
I would love to correspond with anybody who went to the lyceee de l'union juive in Alexandria from 1949 to 1953.
Eddy Krieger <>
Sydney, nsw Australia - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 04:26:09 (EST)
I would love to correspond with anybody who went to the lyceee de l'union juive in Alexandria from 1949 to 1953.
Eddy Krieger <>
Sydney, nsw Australia - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 04:26:03 (EST)
testing new guestbook
Desire <>
brooklyn, ny USA - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 00:30:35 (EST)