|Given Name(s)||Salomon y Alkale|
|Place of Birth||Istanbul|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||December 24, 1893|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||January 3, 1955|
|Date of Death (Heb)||9 Tevet 5715|
|Age at Death||61|
|Hebrew Name||שלמה אשכנאזי|
|Spouse’s Name||Sarah Perelman|
|Father’s Name||Josef Eskenazi|
|Mother’s Name||Hermosa Eskenazi|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death||Heart attack|
|Other Family Data||Son: Joseph Skenazi (b. August 10, 1931, Shanghai). Brother: Yako (Jack) Eskenazi|
|Inscription (Eng)||IN LOVING MEMORY OF|
SALOMON SKENAZI Y ALKALE
DIED 3 JANUARY 1955
AGED 61 YEARS
|Inscription (Heb)||פה מצא מנוח ה”מ שלמה אשכנאזי נ”ע נלב”ע תשעה לר”ח טבת הת”שטו והיו ימיו ס”א שנה תנ”צבה|
|Historical||Lived in Shanghai. Both his wife and his son went to the US in 1947 and could not return to China. With their property confiscated by the Communists, Salomon finally arrived in Hong Kong in October 1954. He obtained a visa to travel to Los Angeles to meet up with his family but died of a heart attack shortly before he was due to leave Hong Kong.|
In 1927, he purchased the Hongkew Cinema. Built in 1908 with 250 seats, it is considered to be the first cinema in Shanghai. It was demolished in 1988. Mateo Beraha, the uncle of Dario Beraha, may have been a partner in the business.
Sarah (b. April 9, 1909) was from Remi, Romania. On April 10, 1961, she married Morriss D. Sherman in Los Angeles. Joseph changed his name to Jose Skenazi Villaverde when he petitioned for US naturalization.
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