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Corcos, Stella
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Stella Corcos (1858–1948) was an educator and philanthropist in Morocco. She was born in the United States, where her parents, Abraham Duran and Rebecca Montefiore, had settled, but after her father’s death, she and her mother and the other children returned to England. There Stella became a teacher and married Moses Corcos, a prominent merchant from Morocco.

      In 1884, soon after she arrived in Essaouira (Mogador) with her husband, Stella noticed that Christian missionaries were focusing on the town’s poor Jewish girls. Stella set out to counter this influence an…

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Sidney Corcos, “Corcos, Stella”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0005800>
First published online: 2010

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