When Alitalia Personnel Saved Jews From a Pogrom

An unexpected salvation arrived when rioting broke out in Libya at the start of the Six-Day War

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An anti-Gaddafi fighter looks at Dar Bishi synagogue in Tripoli in 2011.
An anti-Gaddafi fighter looks at Dar Bishi synagogue in Tripoli in 2011.Credit: REUTERS / Suhaib Salem
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A street in the Old City of Tripoli, Libya in 1949. At right is a Jewish woman wearing a baracanas and handkerchief tied around her head.Credit: FREER / AP
Civilian prisoners raise their arms when the Israeli army enters in the old city of Jerusalem in June 1967.Credit: Fondation Gilles CARON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

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