In 1956, Egypt’s President Nasser seized control of the Suez Canal. A mass expulsion of non-Egyptians followed. Suzanne Dinur was a 10-year old, living with her family in Egypt at the time. Her daughter, Joanna, asks what it was like.
This interview is part of the Tapestry of Voices Collection through StoryCorps’ American Pathways initiative. American Pathways records the lives and stories of refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, and Muslims across the country. The initiative is made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and an Anonymous Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Stuart Family Foundation.
This story was produced locally for WABE by Brenda Ford and recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center. You can book a time to speak with a loved one using StoryCorps Virtual.