The Holocaust is one of the most traumatic events for the Jewish people throughout history and undoubtedly one of the greatest genocides that the world has ever known. Most of the time when we talk about the Holocaust, we think of the Jews of Europe, who are the ones who experienced the Holocaust in its full force.
But the Jewish Holocaust did not take place only in Europe, since in the Nazi vision there were not supposed to be any Jews left in the whole world at the end of the process. The Holocaust was also felt in Turkey, Iraq, and the countries of North Africa. Like the rest of Africa and the Middle East, North Africa was part of Europe’s imperialist vision and had a clear European presence there. Because of the European presence in North Africa and the geographical proximity to Europe, what happened in Europe directly affected the situation of the Jews in North Africa.
In June 1940, France signed an armistice agreement with Germany after Nazis had conquered large parts of the country. As part...
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