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A small town in southeastern Morocco, not far from the Algerian border.

CEMETERY: In this town, caravans to Tindouf and Timbuktu were organized. Jews were responsible for much of the trade, including black slavery. The Jewish village of Tagadirt is on the left just before entrance to Akka. Follow along a rough path for 1-kilometer. Just before it starts to climb, there is a rock field. The Jewish cemetery consists of rocks arranged in piles the length and width of a tomb. This can be seen well from on top of the hill. The tombs date at least from early in this century. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [February 2002]

"Akka is an oasis, a palmary, close to the Algerian border. It is an ancient caravan route and an ancient area of Jewish settlement. Akka is composed of the city Akka and small douar or villages (about 7 in total). Village of Tagadirt may have Jewish cemetery also. Source: Jewish Morocco [November 2008]

See also separate articles on Tagadirt and Zawiya, villages close to Akka.

 

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