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The Jews of North Africa (Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco) suffered from persecution and damages during the Second World War. North African Jews were affected by the war and even suffered the loss of loved ones. Their fate differed from country to country. In several of the countries there were measures implemented that are familiar to us from Europe, for example, sending the Jews to concentration and work camps and obligating them to wear the yellow star. Due to the war, Jews were forced to seek refuge in Arab settlements. Like the general population in the North African countries, their houses were destroyed in airstrikes and they suffered from shortages. They lived in fear of the future.

 

The Documentation Center of North African Jews during World War II is part of the research activity of the Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish Communities in the East and is funded by the Claims Conference. The purposes of the center, which was founded in 2007, are to research the history of North African Jews during World War II and to increase public awareness of the topic’s importance.

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Documentation Center Staff

Director
Haim Saadoun

Haim Saadoun

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Coordinator
Dr. Nikolay (Noy) Tabah

Dr. Nikolay (Noy) Tabah

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Research Assistant
Nessiya Freedman

Nessiya Freedman

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Assistante de recherche
Sandra Furtos

Sandra Furtos

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Volunteer
Martine Khayat Saada

Martine Khayat Saada

Steering Committee


Prof. Miriam Frenkel

Prof. Françoise Ouzan

Dr. David Guedj

Ms. Livia Tagliacozzo

Prof. Dan Michman

Haim Saadoun

Mr. Adi Ofer

Dr. Yaniv Mezuman

Dr. Assaf Tamari

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