Giado was a concentration camp built in January 1942 by Italian Fascist authorities in Libya. The Italian colonial authorities decided that they needed to “clean out” Libya of its Jewish population when they established their colonial presence in Libya and forced over 3,000 Libyan Jews into camps, 75% of whom went to Giado. By the time the camp was liberated by British forces in the North Africa campaign in January 1942 over 500 Libyan Jews had died in the camps. Others had been shot trying to escape the camp.
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