Friday, December 09, 2016

WJC releases video on N. African Holocaust

In order to complement its work for survivors of the Holocaust in Europe, the World Jewish Congress has launched this two-minute long video to reveal the little-known story of the Holocaust in North Africa. The video summarises the impact of the Nazi, Vichy and Fascist regimes on the Jews of North Africa. It does, however, exaggerate the numbers who were killed. They did not amount to thousands - 600 Jews died in the Libyan labour camp of Giado. Libyan Jews returning from Bergen-Belsen after the war.

1 comment:

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

This is a good short film. What I did not hear in the film, was that the Germans were building
death camps in North Africa for Jews but were driven out before they were completed. Moreover,
Jews were sent to death camps in Europe from both Libya and Tunisia and there were forced labor camps in both countries and Jews under the severe conditions in those labor camps in both countries.

By the way, Ron Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, is supposed to be a friend of Netanyahu. Maybe this film is the result of a suggestion by Netanyahu to Lauder. Netanyahu likes to have things happen indirectly without his fingerprints on them. And then he can take action as if responding to the public will, to the desires of public opinion. That is how many shrewd politicians operate, in fact.