Anti-jewish Persecution Reported Renewed in Spanish Morocco
Menu JTA Search

Anti-jewish Persecution Reported Renewed in Spanish Morocco

Download PDF for this date

Reliable reports from Tangier speak of a renewed anti-Semitic agitation in Spanish Morocco. In Ceuta, it is stated, the authorities are adopting Nazi methods in an attempt to oust the Jews from commercial and cultural institutions.

In Laracha, 14 prominent Jewish businessmen were recently arrested under suspicion of having helped six Spanish officers to escape from Alcazarquivir to French Morocco. The authorities are demanding large sums as ransom for the arrested Jews. Well-to-do Jews in Spanish Morocco are also forced to contribute to special “funds” for “the glorious national army of Spain.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund