Morocco yesterday retrieved from France more than 43,000 archival documents regarding Moroccan Jews. The documents were received under an agreement signed by the Moroccan Archives Foundation in Rabat, with high-level French officials, the Anadolu Agency reported. The head of the Moroccan Archives Foundation, Jamea Beida, said the handing over of an archive that embraces the memory of Moroccan Jews is of paramount importance and is the result of attempts since February 2013. “The issue of Moroccan Jews has always been sensitive,” he told Anadolu, adding that the documents will help fill a big gap for Moroccan researchers. “After the establishment of Israel in 1948, the Jewish archive was particularly sensitive and colonial states, like France or Spain, or some Moroccan […]
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