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The Jews of Libya; coexistence, persecution, resettlement.


The Jews of Libya; coexistence, persecution, resettlement.

Roumani, Maurice M.

Sussex Academic Press


310 pages




Roumani (Ben-Gurion U.) examines the modern history of Libyan Jews from ca. 1911 to ca. 1969 with chapters chronologically covering the Libyan Jews under the Italian colonialism, the British military administration, the role of international Jewish organizations in the rehabilitation and protection of minority rights between the end of British occupation and the independent Libyan state, the exodus to Israel, settlement in Israel, and the final exodus following the outbreak of hostilities in 1967. An appendix includes copies of historical documents such as newspaper articles, letters, and others pertinent to the topic. Roumani writes in a clear voice, and the book will prove valuable to students and scholars of modern Jewish history. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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