This Day in Jewish History 1927: 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.

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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.