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One of Few Jewish Officials in Algeria Dismissed from His Post

One of the few remaining Jews still serving in an official post in Algeria, Robert Levy, has been dismissed from his position, it was reported here today from Algiers.

The Algerian Ministry for Tourism dismissed Levy without explanation from his post as director of Local Handicraft Industry. An Algerian Moslem has been named to replace him. Levy, a French national, was one of the few in policy posts. Others are working as “technical experts” with no say in administrative matters.

Jewish organizations in Paris estimated at 4,000 the number of Jews still in Algeria, 3,000 of them living in Algiers, 700 in Oran and the rest in smaller centers. It is expected that by the middle of 1964, all the remaining Jews will have left Algeria.