Conflicting Identities: Algerian Jewish Migration to France as a Result of the Algerian War, 1954-62

by Elinor Farber

In 1954, the Algerian War for independence from France began, and Algeria’s Jewish population, which numbered around 140,000 in its height, was caught in the middle of the two sides. Although as a collective Algeria’s Jews remained neutral throughout the war, almost 90% of them moved to France toward the end of the war from 1960-62. Throughout the war and their migration to France, they experienced conflicting ideas about their identities and place in society.

History, economics, and French
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Arts and Humanities (including Visual Arts)
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Oral Presentation
University Park
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