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Arbib, Lillo
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Lillo Arbib was born in Tripoli on April 14, 1911. His father, Simon Arbib, who was employed as first secretary in the Greek embassy in Tripoli, died in the cholera epidemic of 1910 before Lillo was born.

After elementary studies in the Italian school in Tripoli, Lillo continued his education in Italy, first in Florence and later in the Oriental Institute of Naples, where he studied Oriental civilizations and Semitics. Already demonstrating a talent for leadership, he was elected chairman of the Jewish Student Association.

Upon his return to Tripoli in 1929, he became the secretary of Dr. Al…

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Maurice Roumani, “Arbib, Lillo”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0002210>
First published online: 2010

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