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Internment Camps (WWII)   
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During World War II, Germany, Italy, and Vichy France interned thousands of Jews in the territories they controlled in North Africa. As of 2006, the sites of 110 forced labor camps for Jews have been identified in Morocco (30), Algeria (37), Tunisia (37), and Libya(6).

      The circumstances of the internments differed depending on the country. Moroccan Jews, by and large, were not interned, except for a small number incarcerated for their political activities. However, in eastern Morocco and western Algeria the Vichy French government interned approximately two thousa…

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Robert Satloff, “Internment Camps (WWII)   ”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0011450>
First published online: 2010

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