Algiers
(2,319 words)

Administrative headquarters of the French departement of Algiers under control of the Vichy regime from 1940, and one of the places targeted by the joint American and British landing on November 8, 1942, titled “Operation Torch.” The Allied invasion of Algiers was prepared for by the military uprising of a local resistance group mostly composed of local Jews. Their high level …

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Michel Abitbol, Jerusalem, “Algiers”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0013>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 20170409



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