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by Richard Eastman

In looking at this site, it would appear that EMC
(English Mission College, now Al Salaam)and ESC
(English School Cairo) have been conflated. They
were separate entities. I was in Cairo from 1936
to 1944, and attended EMC. As soon as the
submarine danger abated, the US government put us
(my mother Rachel and my sister Doris) on a
Liberty ship bound for America departing Egypt in
January 1945.
I had fond and not so fond memories of EMC, such
as my close friend Valentin Kassessinoff, alas
now deceased, and being caned by the headmaster
when I tried to return my schoolbooks by climbing
in a school window during the school holiday.
I have the school being located on Tuman Bey St.
in Qubbah Palace--obsolete names, of course.
Anyone wishing to touch base with me by email is

posted on Monday, April 30, 2018
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