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Jewish Population of Algerian City of Oran Reduced to 100; Was 30,000

The Algerian city of Oran, which had a population of 30,000 Jews, has less than 100 Jews left now, all the others having fled that city, Jewish sources here reported today. The few Jewish families left in Oran, it was reported, plan to stay on, unless the political situation there deteriorates seriously.

The Jewish refugees from Oran who are now in France plan to hold a national conference here next Sunday, convened by the newly-formed Paris Association of Oran Jews. Religious services are scheduled to be held during the conference, with Parisian and Oranian rabbis officiating.

The Jewish refugees from Oran are preparing to organize the Algerian Jews now in France for the protection of their right under French law. They plan also to insist that certain religious and cultural needs be met.