The above postcard depicts the Synagogue in Oran, Algeria, a port on the Mediterranean. The Jewish community dated from the 14th century. At its peak, the Jewish population was about 2,000. After Algeria gained its independence in 1962, the Jewish community left for France and Israel.
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.