Essouira Alliance

Essouira Alliance

Diarna
Essaouira, a western Moroccan city situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast formerly known as Mogador, was founded in 1765. The original school closed in 1869 after only three troubled years of existence, including a cholera outbreak in its second year that stopped students from attending. Opposition by traditional rabbis, indifference on the part of Jewish notables, as well as a period of famine and epidemics conspired to cause the 2nd schools reopening, in 1875, to falter. 13 years later, however, a 3rd attempt was made and succeeded. Today, while no longer an Alliance school, the building remains the same, with its open courtyard, narrow staircases, and rooftop view of the Atlantic ocean. #Alliance #Diarna #Essouira #Morocco
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