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Oral history interview with Charles Malka

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.376 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0610

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Charles Malka, born January 1, 1922, discusses his childhood in Mascara, Algeria; attending school with Christian, Muslim, and Jewish students; being particularly good at all types of sports and belonging to the Eclaireurs Israélites from the age of eight on; later being part of the Chantiers de Jeunesse, the Vichy youth brigade; his internment in the Camp de Bédeau; how when the Vichy regime arrived in 1940, the Jews of Algeria, who had been made French citizens in 1870 by the Crémieux Decree automatically lost their French citizenship; his job as a court clerk; being called to military service on in November 1942; Operation Torch, the plan the Allies used to liberate Algeria; his military training at Camp de Bédeau; fighting in the Battle of Monte Cassino; his military service and moving through Europe during the war; joining the police force after the war; leaving Algeria with his family and settling in Paris; and his career in the textile industry.

Interviewee
Charles Malka
Interviewer
Peggy Frankston
Date
2010 October 01  (interview)
Language
French
Extent
3 digital files : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:20:40
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