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Haile Selassie Gugsa (second from right), a military commander and governor of Eastern Tigray, turned coat just a week into the invasion. After the war he was sentenced to death (commuted to life imprisonment and later house arrest.)


Here we have here a detailed history of the Ethiopian Jews: Ethiopian Jewry - History of the Community from a very well credentialed source, as you can see from their home page, etc. There is no mention there of the 1906 letter you cite, but there is a reference there that may reflect it: By 1864, almost all leading Jewish authorities, most notably ...

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