Skenazi, Salomon Y Alkale

Plot Location2E21
SurnameSkenazi
Given Name(s)Salomon Y Alkale
Place of BirthIstanbul
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 Death61
Hebrew Nameשלמה אשכנאזי
Spouse’s NameSarah Perlman
Father’s NameJosef Eskenazi
Mother’s NameHermosa Eskenazi
Other SurnamesEskenazi
SexM
Marital StatusM
Maiden Name 
Title (e.g., Dr) 
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of DeathHeart attack
Other Family DataSon: 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
Inscription (Other) 
HistoricalLived 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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