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Jewish Community in Tripoli Appeals for Aid; Says It Will Collapse if No Help Arrives

September 3, 1948
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The World Jewish Congress today received information and photographs from Tripoli describing the pogroms against the Jewish community which took place last June. Giuseppe Habib, vice-president of the Jewish community of Tripoli, in a plea to the World Jewish Congress for urgent relief, reported:

“The immediate victims of the June pogroms number about 298 families or 1,500 persons who are literally deprived of everything, including shelter and clothes. “Some of them lest everything and are in refugee camps, while others are doing aided by the community which is supplying them with clothing and paying then weekly minimum subsidy. They have found shelter in two synagogues where they are exposed to the threat of epidemics because of the unsanitary conditions there. The problem is tragic and if we do not receive help our community will face a general collapse.

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