The Macedonian Tendency: Macedonian Link to Nicolas Sarkozy

Monday, June 11, 2007

Macedonian Link to Nicolas Sarkozy

Telegraph newspaper online: "Nicolas Sarkozy was born in 1955, the second of three sons born to a Hungarian immigrant, Pal Sarkozy de Nagy-Bocsa, and his French wife, Andrée Mallah.

The couple met in 1949 but separated 10 years later, with Pal eventually marrying several more times. Nicolas's maternal family also originates outside France. Andrée Mallah was the daughter of Benedict Mallah, a doctor who at the time of his daughter's wedding had gained a formidable reputation as a urologist and lived in the affluent 17th arrondissement of Paris.

A Sephardic Jew, he was born in Thessalonica, Greece, in 1890. However, the Mallah family can trace their roots back to Provence in Southern France, having originally been forced to leave during the persecution of Jews in the Middle Ages.

At the age of 14, Benedict left Greece to further his education, taking up a place at the Lycée Lakanal boarding school in the southern suburbs of Paris, where he studied medicine. He stayed in France and became a citizen, repaying his debt to his new home by acting as a doctor in the French army during the First World War."


  1. Petros HouhoulisMonday, August 20, 2007

    Yes, sure there is a Macedonian link to Nicolas Sarkozy. No Sepharadic Jew could have ever been born in Thessalonika, Greece, at 1890, because Thessalonika was an Ottoman city back then. Anyway, it is in Greece today. It has never been under the occupation of your folks, not even in the middle ages, unless if you are a Serb.

    You are not a Serb, are you? What does it matter anyway? You are not literate enough to know that Thessalonika was not part of the Greek territory at 1890, what chances are really there for you to know what is your ethnicity...

  2. Hah man , in the Ottoman empire Thessaloniki was Named SOLUN and its citizenship was Mostly ethnic Macedonian, and for your information there were jews in Salonique so as French Merchants and Politicians. Greetengs from Vardar Macedonia