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Oral history interview with Henri Dray

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.227 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0631

Henri Dray, born on January 15, 1925 in Oran, Algeria, discusses his pre-war life in Oran; his family; attending a secular public school; speaking French at home; leaving school when he received his brevet at age 13 or 14; his religious education; the drafting of his five brothers by the French army; not being mobilized until 1944; combat training; being sent to the south of the département of Constantine, Bou Saâda, to quell a restive FLN uprising; taking over his father’s butcher shop after being demobilized in 1946; owning a supermarket; fleeing Algeria with his family, and leaving behind most of their belongings in 1962 when it declared independence from France; moving to Bordeaux; his life in France; and his son and daughter.

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Henri Dray
Peggy Frankston
interview:  2011 September 05
1 digital file : WAV.
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:24:12
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