JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen USHMM and Archives of Morocco Agreement to Share Archival Materials on Jews of North Africa #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

The United States Holocaust Museum and the Archives du Maroc (Archives of
Morocco) signed a cooperative agreement to share archival materials on the
Jews of North Africa during World War II held by each institution. Morocco
is the only Arab nation that the USHMM has an archival agreement.
To read more see:
https://www.ushmm.org/information/press/press-releases/museum-signs-archival-agreement-with-the-archives-of-morocco
[or https://tinyurl.com/ybd4myd3 --Mod.]

History of Jews of North Africa
On the eve of World War II there were 400,000 Jews in French North Africa
(Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia) and another 30,000 Jews in Libya. The fate of
Jews in North Africa varied by country. Libya , an Italian Colony, thousands
were sent to labor and concentration camps. The fate also varied by the
French North African countries: Vichy France, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

To read more about the history of Jews of North Africa see:
http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/newsletter/25/algeria_marocco.asp
and the USHMM encyclopedia:
https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007310

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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