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.
Conflicting Identities: Algerian Jewish Migration to France as a Result of the Algerian War, 1954-62
by Elinor Farber
History, economics, and French
Arts and Humanities (including Visual Arts)