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Hekmet Fahmy

 

Hekmet Fahmy was a niece of the great actress Aziza Amir. She started her career with the touring groups. Hikmat Hikmet danced for Hitler, Mussolini and other German leaders during the World War 2. Hekmet Fahmy, who was an Egyptian nationalist, used her charms to undermine the British troops with the help of Johann Eppler.

Eppler was the main German intelligence effort in Cairo and was born a German, but grown up in the port city Alexandria. His step-father was an Egyptian, and raised him in such manner. Later Eppler changed the name to Hussein Gafaar. He wandered around in the Egypt’s' high society and was friends with King Fuad and Prince Kemal. That’s why the Abwehr - the German Military Intelligence - decided to send him back to Cairo as a spy in 1942.

When arrived to Cairo, Eppler assumed a false identity and set up operations on a rented houseboat in Agouza. Eppler located Hekmeth Fahmi, a former girlfriend and a famous belly dancer who worked at the Kit Kat Cabaret, and used her to keep "intimate" contact with several British officers. Together they began to gather intelligence that could be transmitted to Rommel. Eppler's houseboat was moored - what a coincidence - next to the one of his notorious ex-girlfriend Hekmet Fahmy. The notorious belly dancer lured several members of the British high command to her cozy place and extracted useful information and then she transmitted it to the Germans.

She was imprisoned in 1942 for 2 years because she was suspected of spying for the Germans. In 1946 she produced a movie called "Almotasharidah".

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