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A city in northwestern Algeria, situated on the Mediterranean coast, close to the border with Morocco. It is the second largest city in the country.

The Jewish Community: "Following the restoration of the Muslim governance over Oran, the Jews from the neighboring city of Tlemcen, as well as from Mostaganem, Mascara, and Nedroma responded to the invitation of the Bey of Algiers and settled in Oran. The emerging Jewish community brought a quarter of the town close to Ras el-Ain and was granted land for a cemetery in the district of Sidi Shaaban. The rights of the Jewish community are detailed in an agreement of 1801 that also mentions the names of its leaders . ... at the end of 1960 when the Jewish cemetery of Oran was desecrated. " [August 2009]

History. [August 2009]

 

 

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