Monday, January 25, 2010

Dead: the last Jew

The "last Jew in Oran", once home to
 a thriving Jewish community, has passed away
I am on a plane between Algiers and Oran as I write this (I'll post it on arrival, insh'Allah) and have just come across this article (attached - taken with my camera 'phone, I'm afraid) in Le Soir d'Algérie newspaper. I don't have time for a full translation, unfortunately, but basically it's recounting how the last Jew in the Mediterranean city of Oran (to the west of Algiers, the capital) has just passed away.
I've been told the article appeared in Le Figaro and not its Algerian counterpart.

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