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Victims of Libyan Riots

The Jews of Libya suffered three riots that happened at the same time in various localities.
The first riot occurred in November 1945 with the end of WW 2. A second riot occurred as an act of objection to the creation of the State of Israel in June 1948 and the third riot was enhanced as a reaction to the Six-Day War. The last Libyan Jews left the country soon after, mainly immigrating to Israel.
The names of the 152 victims are engraved on a Memorial located at the entrance of Ahi Dakar Synagogue, Gliksman Street, Netanya, Israel.

Ahi Dakar Synagogue Gliksman Street, Netanya


We acknowledge the tremendous contributions and lifelong dedication of Mathilde Tagger, z"l who made this index available. For many years, and right until her untimely death, Mathilde Tagger was a very close friend and collaborator with Jeff Malka. Together they worked to promote Sephardic genealogy research and educate the public about its enormous potential.

In addition, we express our grateful appreciation to Dr. Jeff Malka for his monumental ongoing effort to collect and make accessible Sephardic genealogical information, and for his generosity in contributing his extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen.

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