Contributed by Joop Mutsaers on 08.02.2006:
I am trying to paste together my wife’s family history, to give our children a better understanding of part of their heritage. My wife’s grandmother was Wadia Jamal, born in 1887 in Jeruzalem, and married in 1914 in Egypt to Elias Shehade. Wadia was the daughter of Assaad Jamal (and his wife Helene) who was born and died in Jeruzalem around respectively 1840 and 1920. Assaad had amongst others a son Shibly, of whom I am wondering if that is Shibly or Shibli Jamal who worked in the Palestinian government between 1920 and 1930. Does anybody have any information that can be of help? I also have another question. My mother-in-law attended between 1920 and 1930 (she was then between 4 and 14 years of age)a nursery or children school in Jeruzalem, run by German nuns (some religious order). She always remembered several German words she learned. Does anyone know which school that may have been? I appreciate any information.