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Unformatted text preview: in Tunisia is also interesting. Before 1881, France stated that they wanted to “save” the Jews from the Arabs in Tunisia, even though the upper class people in Tunisia were not the Arabs, but actually the Turkish peoples. Then after World War I, France wanted more French native in Tunisia than actual Tunisians, so they began to give French citizenship to Tunisian Jews and Italians. Many people felt that this would create a hierarchy in Tunisian society because it would make those who received citizenship equal to the French, creating hostility. After the 1920s, France wanted to “save” the Arabs from the Jews, which resulted in the isolation of Tunisian Jews from Tunisian society. The Tunisian Jews were facing denativization in their own country....
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- Spring '10
- World War II, Tunisian Jews, Tunisian society