This Day in Jewish History Owner of Egypt’s Grandest Store Brutally Murdered in Cairo

Solomon Cicurel, who ran Les Grand Magasins, was stabbed to death in bed by four assailants.

On March 4, 1927, Solomon Cicurel – one of three brothers who, together with their father, owned and ran Cairo’s leading department store – was brutally murdered in the master bedroom of his Giza villa.