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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.

Jadu

جادو
Town
Mosque in Jadu
Mosque in Jadu
Jadu is located in Libya
Jadu
Jadu
Location in Libya
Coordinates: 31°57′N 12°01′E / 31.950°N 12.017°E / 31.950; 12.017
Country Libya
RegionTripolitania
DistrictJabal al Gharbi
Elevation2,230 ft (680 m)
Population
 (2004)[1]
 • Total6,013
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

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ReferencesEdit

  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