SUITCASE OR COFFIN: 50 YEARS SINCE THE EXODUS OF THE JEWS OF ALGERIA, AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY LYN JULIUS

When: 20/02/2013
Where: Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue (HGSS), Norrice Lea, N2
Time: 20:00
Contact: 02072896321
Price: £10 (+1 booking fee)
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Of the 850,000 Jews who left Arab countries, the Jews of Algeria were unusual: they held French nationality, and the great majority resettled in France, not Israel.

The Jews tried to maintain neutrality as the war for independence gathered pace, but ultimately to no avail. Together with the French settlers or 'pieds noirs' the Jews were given a stark choice by Algerian Muslim independence fighters: suitcase or coffin.

Lyn Julius will explain the background to this unique community and the dilemmas confronting them.

A collaboration between the Spiro Ark www.spiroark.org, 02072896321 and Harif www.harif.org, 07506033848


VENUES

  • Central Synagogue - 36, Hallam St, London W1W 6NW - easily reached by public transport - Centre, Victoria and Bakerloo Lines
  • HGSS - Norrice Lea, London N2 0RE - East Finchley Underground Station- Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines, buses 102, H2
  • Liberal Jewish Synagogue - 28 St. John's Wood Road, London, NW8 7HA - St John's Wood Underground Jubilee Line, buses: 13, 82, 46, 113, 139, 187, 189, 274
  • Tikun - 1117 Finchley Rd, Temple Fortune, NW11 0QB - Golders Green Underground, Northern Line, busses: 82, 102, 460
  • The Spiro Ark at Hampstead Shtiebel - 10a Canfield Gardens, London NW6 3JS - one minute behind Finchley Road Underground Station Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines and Waitrose, busses 13, 82, 113, 187, 268
  • The Spiro Residence - Kidderpore Avenue - NW3 - Finchley Road Underground Station, busses 13 82, 113

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