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The Jeff Malka Sephardic Collection

1941 Egyptian Directory


This is the 55th edition of the Directory that has been published since 1887. The Directory is a full and comprehensive work. Jews participated in some 300 professions listed, from travel agents to railway operators. They had a large representation in ship ownership, banking, money changing and the medical profession.


This database consists of 12,303 listings that cover 3,311 unique surnames.  Some individuals may be listed under multiple professions or towns.

The fields in the database are:

  • Surname
  • Given Name
  • Title
  • Category (in French)
  • Profession (in French)
  • Egyptian City
  • Directory Page #


We acknowledge the tremendous contributions and lifelong dedication of Mathilde Tagger, z"l, who made this index available. For many years, and right until her untimely death, Mathilde Tagger was a very close friend and collaborator with Jeff Malka. Together they worked to promote Sephardic genealogy research and educate the public about its enormous potential.

Thanks to the meticulous efforts of Mathilde Tagger, all Jewish names in the Directory were identified and are reproduced in this data set. The directory was found and acquired by David Lisbona.  Scanning was organized and funded by Roger Bilboul.

In addition, we express our grateful appreciation to Dr. Jeff Malka for his monumental ongoing effort to collect and make accessible Sephardic genealogical information, and for his generosity in contributing his extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen.

Finally, we thank Mike Kalt, Html Volunteer, for placing this description online, and to Nolan Altman, Director of Special Projects and Coordinator of the Holocaust Database, for his continued devotion and dedication to JewishGen's important work.

June, 2021

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