Internees at Abu Zaabal and Tora Prison Camps

This is partial list of 350 Egyptian Jews interned in Abu Zaabal prison in 1967 due to the Six Day war, 165 Rabbanit and 185 Karaites Jews. According to Jacques H Douek son of Rabbi Haiim Douek the last chief Rabbi of Egypt there was close to 500 internees in Abu Zaabal and Tora prison camps.

 All had to leave their families behind. None of them committed any crime, and none of them have been convicted of a crime except that they were Jews.

 All were born in Egypt and held Egyptian Nationality, All suffered humiliation at the hands of their guards with no regards to the clergy or to minors. Even men such as the Chief Rabbi of Alexandria Rabbi Jacques (Jacob) Nefoussi was among them.)

 The rooms were cramped with no beds and no utilities for sanitation. Many served up to three years before being released. The events were covered by the French magazine L’express “Les Juifs de Nasser” (translated) “Nasser’s Jews” and by a personal account of Marc Kheder My Life in Abu Zaabal and Tora

 If you know of someone that we have missed please provide us with the details. We are also collecting personal experiences please be as clear as possible when providing any information. You may write us in any language. Some have a difficult time reliving these painful memories, and have asked not to be identified.  We respect their privacy.
It is important to document these events for our children.

 We also would like to mention that many were also interned after the 1948  and the 1956 wars. We will make those names available as they are provided.

 The HSJE would like to thank all those that provided those names as they remember. This page would stand as a cornerstone for the needless suffering of a community because they were Jews. ( List updated October 19, 2008 )

 

First NameLast NameComment
11. Abd El HaiEl Tahhan 
2. Abdel Aziz Salem Brother Of The Egyptian Artiste Nagoua Salem)
33. AbrahamGabay 
4. AdelDabbah 
5. AlbertBabani 
6. AlbertBenjamin 
7. AlbertFarhi
8. AlbertGloomek 
9. AlbertHanin 
10 10. AlbertMounir 
11 11. AlbertNahmad 
12 12. AlbertSasson 
13 13. Albert SettonSetton 
14 14. Amin KhadrKhadr 
15 15. Amin LichaaLichaa 
16 16. Amin PessahPessah 
17 17. Androo De BottonDe Botton 
18 18. Aslan HamaouiHamaoui 
19 19. Azra El HalawaniHalawani 
20 20. Azra RakibRakib 
21 21. Barakat El GamilEl Gamil 
22 22. Ben GeblyGebby 
23 23. Benny MelametteMelamette 
24 24. Bernard KorsonskyKorsonsky 
25 25. Borrisse LevyLevy 
26 26. Caco BeniaBenia 
27 27. Charles DouekDouek 
28 28. Charles MizrahiMizrahi 
29 39. Charles VivanteVivante 
30 30. David AboulaffiaAboulaffia 
31 31. David BaroukBarouk 
32 32. David GabayGabay 
33 33. David HaninHanin 
34 34. David MaxonneMaxonne 
35 35. David MelametteMelamette 
36 36. David OuzerOuzer 
37 37. David TakoumiTakoumi 
38 38. David El GamilEl Gamil 
39 39. Doctor LechaaLechaa 
40 40. Edward NahmadNahmad 
41 41. Edy PintoPinto 
42 42. Elie CohenCohen 
43 43. Elie Cohen There Was TwoCohenThere was two
4444. Elie DancourDancour 
45 45. Elie GrassoGrasso 
46 46. Elie HabibHabib 
47 47. Elie Roditti  
48 48. Elie El TahanneEl Tahanne 
49 49. Elie SafdeyaSafdeya 
50 50. Emiel HabibHabib 
51 51. Emile MetwalliMetwali 
52 52. Farag Chehata FaragChehata Farag 
53 53. Farag ShabetaiShabetai 
54 54. Farouk Shabetai Dr.Shabetai Dr.
55 55. Fouad DabbahDabbah 
56 56. Fouad Habib Habbib(An Old Guy From Alexandria 81 Years Old With His Two Sons The Yougest Was 17 Year Last Name Were Nelson )
5757. Fouad Hamouli Hamouli(Son Of An Old Egyptina Singer Abdou Hamouli)
5858. Fouad MetwalliMetwali 
59 59. Fouli CohenCohen 
60 60. Freddy CohenCohen 
61 61. Galal  The Father Of Mohsen Galal
6262. Habib Chehata El SabanneEl Sabanne 
63 63. Habib SelimSelim 
64 64. Henry MelametteMelamette 
65 65. Henry MichalovitcheMichalovitche 
66 66. Ibrahim CohenCohen 
67 67. Ibrahim El SaulleEl Saulle 
68 68. Ibrahim MizrahiMizrahi 
69 69. Ibrahim SalehSaleh 
70 70. Isac BennayemBennayem 
71 71. Isac YaelYael 
72 72. Isac Zaki Mourad MouradThe Brother Of Laila Mourad
7373. Ismail FouadFouad 
74 74. Ismail HosnyHosny 
75 75. Ives AghionAghion 
76 76. Izi KroupKroup 
77 77. Jack DouekDouek 
78 78. Jacque HazanHazan 
79 79. Jacques BenjaminBenjamin 
80 80. Jacques BlumenzweitBlumenzweit 
81 81. Jacques BondyBondy 
82 82. Jacques ChammaaChammaa 
83 83. Jacques FerroFerro 
84 84. Jacques HendalliHendali 
85 85. Jacques ManniManni 
86 86. Jacques MasriMasri 
87 87. Jacques MelametteMelamette 
88 88. Jacques MessekaMesseka 
89 89. Jacques NahmokaNahmoka 
90 90. Jacques Nefoussi NefoussiChief Rabbi Of Alexandria
9191. Jacques PessahPessah 
92 92. Jacques RizentalRizental 
93 93. Jacques RoussoRousso 
94 94. Jacques SassonSasson 
95 95. Jacques BalasianoBalasiano 
96 96. Jacques CherbbitteCherbbitte 
97 97. James De BottonDe Botton 
98 98. Joe GamilGamil 
99 99. Joe MawasseMawasse 
100 100. Joey Maurice SamySamy 
101 101. Joseph GabayGabay 
102 102. Joseph MasriMasri 
103 103. Joseph PessahPessah 
104 104. Joseph ArgyArgy 
105 105. Leito MarzoukMarzouk 
106 106. Lieto SalemSalem  
107 107. Marc VitaliVitali 
108 108. Marco Chatah.Chatah 
109 109. Marco GabbayGabbay 
110 110. Marco HazanHazan 
111 111. Marco MagarMagar 
112 112. Marco MasriMasri 
113 113. Marco MedinaMedina 
114 114. Marco NeffoussiNefoussi 
115 125. Marco SalamaSlama 
116 116. Marzouk LietoLieto 
117 117. Maurice AbadiAbadi 
118 118. Maurice De BoutonDe Bouton 
119 119. Maurice FarhiFarhi 
120 120. Maurice HazanHazan 
121 121. Maurice LichaaLichaa 
122 122. Maurice ManniManni 
123 123. Maurice MaxonneMaxonne 
124 124. Maurice SabanneSabanne 
125 125. Max KolonianoKoloniano 
126 126. Max WaicheWaiche 
127 127. Mayer CohenCohen 
128 128. Mayer TalgamTalgam 
129 129. Mimi HarariHarari 
130 130. Mohsen Gallal.Gallal 
131 131. Mordokhay GagayGagay 
132 132. Mourad {Marco} KhadrKhadr 
133 133. Mourad Eli EliConnu Par Galal
134134. Mourad MohserMohser 
135 135. Mourad MosheMoshe(Mohsen)
136136. Moussa El DabahEl Dabah 
137 137. Moussa El KodsiEl Kodsi 
138 138. Moussa GebliGebdi 
139 139. Moussa LechaaLechaa 
140 140. Moussa SalamaSalama 
141 141. Nessim AdsseAdsse 
142 142. Nessim BittonBitton 
143 143. Nessim ChaachoueChaachoue 
144 144. Nessim Cohen –Cohen 
145 145. Nessim NadaNadia 
146 146. Nisso BenjaminBenjamin 
147 147. Nisso FrescoFresco 
148 148. Paul IsmaloumeIsmaloume 
149 149. Rafla El MasriEl Masri 
150 150. Rahminne MorenoMoreno 
151 151. Ramsisse EbboEbbo 
152 152. Robert TotiToti 
153 153. Robert TotiToti 
154 154. Roby CohenCohen 
155 155. Roger AbadiAbadi 
156 156. Saad El DabbahEl Dabbah 
157 157. Saad El Dabbah El DabbahSon Of Daoud Hosni The Composer
158158. Sabet LeitoLeito 
159 159. Salama LoumyLoumy 
160 160. Salami ChoulyChouly 
161 161. Salamon MamaneMamane 
162 162. Salomon BalasianoBalassiano 
163 163. Salomon MoussaMoussa 
164 164. Salomon NadafNadaf 
165 165. Salomon BittonBitton 
166 166. Sami AchereAchere 
167 167. Sami CohenCohen 
168 168. Sami Hanin_Hanin 
169 169. Sami MagarMagar 
170 170. Sami Sabet MangoubiMangoubi 
171 171. Sami SeroureSeroure 
172 172. Sami TacoumiTacoumi 
173 173. Sasson LevyLevy 
174 174. Soliman El GazzarEl Gazzar 
175 175. Soliman MenahemMenahem 
176 176. Soliman MounirMounir 
177 177. Solimanne GabayGabay 
178 178. Sousou DankourDankour 
179 179. Sousou TalgamTalgam 
180 180. Tito HassineHassine 
181 181. Toto AbadiAbadi 
182 182. Victor BittonBitton 
183 183. Victor HaneinHanein 
184 184. Victor MizrahiMizrahi 
185 185. Victor Youssef SalehSaleh 
186 186. Vita DabahDabah 
187 187. Vitali ChalomChalom 
188 188. Willy ChapiraChapira 
189 189. Yallouze GamilGamil 
190 190. Youssef GallalGallal 
191 191. Youssef Masri –Masri 
192 192. Youssef Matatia MarzoukMarzouk 
193 193. Youssef PessahPessah 
194 194. Zaki Charbitte –Charbitte 
195 195. Zaki El GamilEl Gamil 
196 196. Zaki IbrahimIbrahim 
197 197. Zaki KattaneKattane 
198 198. Zaki LechaaLechaa 
199 199. Zaki MarzoukMarzouk 
200 200. Zaki MoradMorad 
201 201. Zaki SalamaSalama