I live in Israel, but was born in Prague Czchech
I am born a Sassoon. From my very early childhood
I have been told that I am of the Sassoon's dynasty.
My father was making researches about the Sassoon
family. Being born in Austria (his ancestors came
from Turkey) he wanted to know his roots.
Before WWII my father went to London to study the
matter and he found that he was a direct successor
of the Sassoon Banker.
On my part, after long researches I found here a Prof.,
by the name of Abraham Ben-Yaacov who wrote about
the Sassoons, my family is not included in the Family
Tree. Furthermore, there are lots of Sassoons here
who don't belong to this special line of the Sassoon
Banker, which I belong to.
As far as I know almost all Sassoon delt with textiles
(including those who went to India). My father Shemarya
Robert son of Manachem & Luna Sassoon dealt with
textiles for a short time. His father and himself
were antiquers in Eastern Europe. They were specialised
in Oriental Carpets, they were much appreciated for
their skills and were famous.
I will be much obliged if you can/will provide me
with some more information on
The Sassoon family tree mentioned in our magazine
is complete. Unless you can relate to one of the persons
mentioned in that family tree, we think that you cannot
be part of the same Sassoons, After the Sassoon family
became famous, many people with the Hebrew name "Sasson"
improved their name by adding another "o".
The hairdresser, Vidal Sassoon, was originally "Sasson"
from Turkey, and there are other families still changing
their name in that way.
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