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Jadu (/ˈɑːd/ JAH-doo; Arabic: جادو‎), in other languages also: Giado (Italian) and Gado, is a mountain town in western Libya, in the Jabal al Gharbi District and the Nafusa Mountains. Jadu was the site of an Italian concentration camp during the Second World War.[2] In 1942, about 2,000 Jews [3] and other people, who were considered undesirables, were rounded up throughout Libya and sent to the Jadu camp.[4] 564 died from typhus and other privations.[5] The camp was liberated by the British Army in January 1943.


Mosque in Jadu
Mosque in Jadu
Jadu is located in Libya
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 31°57′N 12°01′E / 31.950°N 12.017°E / 31.950; 12.017
Country Libya
DistrictJabal al Gharbi
Elevation2,230 ft (680 m)
 • Total6,013
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Wolfram-Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine". Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  2. ^ Gutman, Israel (1990). Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, Macmillan, New York, p. 865, ISBN 0-02-897165-5.
  3. ^ "Scopri StoriaLive". Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  4. ^ Pugliese, Stanislao G. (2002). The Most Ancient of Minorities: the Jews of Italy, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, pp. 282-284, ISBN 0-313-31895-6.
  5. ^ "A new look at Libyan Jewry's Holocaust experience". Retrieved 3 November 2016.

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Coordinates: 31°57′N 12°01′E / 31.950°N 12.017°E / 31.950; 12.017