Salvator Cicurel

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Salvator Cicurel
Personal information
Born (1893-03-03)March 3, 1893
Smyrna, Ottoman Empire
Died February 15, 1975(1975-02-15) (aged 81)
Miami, Florida, United States
Sport
Sport Fencing

Salvator Cicurel (March 3, 1893 – February 15, 1975) was an Egyptian fencer, and later the president of Cairo's Sephardi Jewish community from1946 until 1957.[1]

In fencing he competed in the individual and team épée and team foil events at the 1928 Summer Olympics.[2]

In a meeting with the American Jewish Committee in New York in October 1948, as the president of Cairo's Sephardi Jewish community, he stated his belief about the 1948 Cairo bombings “the recent anti-Jewish outbreaks…[were] connected with the existence of Israel and the defeats of the Egyptian Army there.”[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Salvator Cicurel Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Meeting with Mr. Securel of Cairo, Egypt,” Oct. 28, 1948, AJC/FAD-1, Box 12, Foreign Countries, Egypt
  4. ^ Beinin, Joel (1998), The Dispersion Of Egyptian Jewry Culture, Politics, And The Formation Of A Modern Diaspora, University of California Press, c1998. Amer Univ in Cairo Pr, 2005, ISBN 977-424-890-2