Palestine Jews Cable Congratulations to Tunisian Jewish Community
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Palestine Jews Cable Congratulations to Tunisian Jewish Community

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The leading Jewish institutions of the Yishuv today cabled their congratulations to the Jewish community in Tunis, felicitating them on their deliverance by the Allied forces.

(According to cabled reports from Tunis, 30,000 Jews were liberated when the Nazis were driven from the city. They had been forced to pay exorbitant fines levied by the German military authorities and were compelled to wear yellow Mogen David badges. They were also required to turn over 1,500 Jewish homes to quarter Nazi soldiers., John McVane, National Broadcasting Company correspondent in Tunisia, reported last night that when he entered the city in the vanguard of the American troops, scores of Jews, assuming he was an army officer, greeted him, saying: “We have waited for you so long.”)

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