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The Jeff Malka Sephardic Collection

Prominent Jews in Egypt (1942 – 1943)


Only 2 yearbooks of Egyptian Jewry were published: the first in 1942 and the last one in 1943. They were published in the same spirit as the "Jewish Year Book" of Great Britain although here the period was that of WW II.

At the end of the 2 yearbooks, there was a list of prominent Jews of the time along with a short biography and from time to time a photo.

The present annotated index covers 189 persons, scholars, tradesmen, rabbis, bankers, civil servants and others.


This database consists of 189 prominent Egyptian Jews. The database was prepared by Mathilde Tagger  from “Annuaire des Juifs d'Egypte 1942 & 1943”.

The fields in the database are:

  • Surname
  • Given Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Place of Birth – Town
  • Place of Birth - Country
  • Date of Birth


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.

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.

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