The above postcard depicts the Synagogue in Algiers, Algeria, the capital of Algeria. The Jewish community dated from the 14th century. A small Jewish community existed in the late middle ages. A large influx of Jews from Spain began in the late 14th century. Prior to independence from France in 1962, the Jewish population reached a peak of 34,000. After independence, the Jewish community emigrated, with the vast majority going to France and some to Israel and America.