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J.t.a. Correspondent Sees Remaining Jews in Algeria in ‘dire Peril’

Algeria’s remaining 130,000 Jews are “in dire peril,” Shalom Kalfon, former Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent in Algiers, reported here today. Mr. Kalfon left Algiers recently.

So serious is the situation of the Jews in Algeria, Mr. Kalfon said, that 12,000 of the 18,000 Jews in Constantine have left the city. Most of them, he said, went to France, while the others sought refuge in other communities. “Algeria’s Jewish minority,” Mr. Kalfon reported, “faces privations and persecutions similar to those suffered by Jews in Tunis and Morocco after those nations obtained independence.”