Congress on Jews of Egypt in Paris

This year marks the 50 th anniversary of the ‘Second Exodus’ – the mass flight of Egyptian Jews in the wake of the nationalisation of the Suez Canal by Nasser in July 1956. Some 22,000 Jews were deported between November 1956 and June 1957 and their passports stamped with the chilling words ‘da hay’safer MEN gher rugu : he will leave with NO return‘ (via Newsletter of the Association of Jews from Egypt UK) .

To commemorate this event, the AJOE at the French Senate in Paris is holding a Congress on 6th March .

Among the speakers will be Moise Rahmani, founder of the Institut Sepharade Europeen, and the journalist and historian Alexandre Adler.

Update: AJOE intends to make the congress papers available. For details check out their website.

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