Philip Abensur <laurphil@...>
Issue 47 of Etsi, the Sephardi Historical and Genealocal Review has just been sent
to the subscribers. This is the last issue to be published, closing a 12 years long
publication. Most previous issues remain available at special discount prices.
This issue includes a list of 552 graduates of the Alliance Israelite Universelle
school of Tetuan (Morocco) between 1862 and 1879. The Alliance school of Tetuan was
the first one to be opened, in 1862. The list gives, for each pupil, the first
name, last name, occupation and place of residence in 1879. It is an invaluable
source of information about the Jewish names of Tetuan as well as about the
important emigration of the Jews of Tetuan in the second half of the 19th century,
especially to Algeria, Spain or Brazil. For instance, the most frequent last names
found are Levy (20 pupils), Cohen (18), Bentolila, Hatchuel (14),
Benarrosh/Benarroche, Benzaquen, Israel (13), Acriche/Hacriche (12), Coriat, Nahon
(11), Benchimol and Bentata (10). Two other articles point out websites giving
information about the Jewish cemeteries of Tangier (Morocco) and Algier (Algeria).
As usual, all the articles are summarized in English and in Judeo-Spanish.
Philip Abensur (Paris, France)