|Given Name(s)||Salomon Y Alkale|
|Place of Birth||Istanbul|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||circa 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 Skenazi née Perlman|
|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 Skenaz(i)|
|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. He was married to Sarah Perlman (a Russian) and they had a son, born in 1933, named Joseph Skenaz(i). 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 with his wife and son 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.
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