1947 Aleppo pogrom
The 1947 Aleppo pogrom refers to an attack against Jews in Aleppo, Syria in December 1947, following the United Nations vote in favor of partitioning Palestine. The attack, a part of anti-Jewish wave of unrest across Middle East and North Africa, resulted in some 75 Jews murdered and several hundred wounded. In the aftermath of the pogrom, half the city's Jewish population fled the city.
from Arab countries
The Jews of Aleppo had suffered previous pogroms in 1853 and 1875.
After the United Nations vote on November 29, 1947, in favor of the partition of Palestine, Arab inhabitants of Aleppo attacked the city's Jewish population, which at the time numbered around 10,000.
Ten synagogues, five schools, an orphanage and a youth club, along with various Jewish shops and 150 houses were set ablaze and destroyed. Damaged property was estimated to be valued at US$2.5m. During the pogrom the Aleppo Codex, an important medieval manuscript of the Torah was lost and feared destroyed. The book reappeared (with pages missing) in Israel in 1958.
While the exact number of those killed remains unknown, estimates of those killed are put at around 75, with several hundred Jews wounded. Following the attack, the Jewish community went into decline and soon after half the city's Jewish population had left the city.
- 1945 Tripoli pogrom
- Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries
- Killings and massacres during the 1948 Palestine War
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