Of a community of 130, 000, no Jews remain in Algeria. The Algerian Authorities are taking over the Jewish cemetery in Oran with a view to building over it, Israel National News reports:
Graves in the Jewish cemetery in Oran
After World War II, Jews attempted to remain neutral during the Algerian struggle for independence but found themselves the victims of attacks from both Algerian and French nationalists.
The Jewish community, numbering about 30,000 people, continued its
regular life, but in 1956 rioters started attacking Jewish property.
Attacks quickly escalated and began to claim casualties.
The security situation gradually deteriorated, worsening considerably in 1960 with the desecration of the Jewish cemetery of Oran.
After the implementation of the Evian Accords,
in which Jews were stripped of citizenship and protection under the
law, as well as the start of massacres against the European
population, Jews began to leave Oran en masse in 1962.
In 1963, a year after Algeria gained independence from France, only 850 Jews remained in Oran. By the end of the decade, that number shrank even further.
In 1975, the Great Synagogue was converted into a mosque and by the early 2000s no Jews were believed to have remained in Oran.
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