This Day in Jewish History / Anti-Jewish Rioting in Morocco Leaves 44 Dead

Massacre took place in June 1948, a month after formation of State of Israel, and triggered a mass exodus of Moroccan Jews from the North African country.

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June 8, 1948, was the second and final day of anti-Jewish rioting in the northeastern Moroccan towns of Oujda and Jerada, in which 44 people were killed and some 60 wounded. The massacres, whose circumstances...