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Oral history interview with Marc Alimi

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.237 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0641

Marc Alimi, born in 1936 in Batna, Algeria, discusses growing up in a French speaking family; learning Arabic at school; his parents and grandfather; attending a secular public school in Batna until the Jews were expelled during the war; his father and his uncle being mobilized in 1939; his father’s return home; his father working under a false identity in Constantine; experiencing antisemitism; the Vichy regime constructing a concentration camp at Timgad; his father being sent with his family to Bordj Bouarreridj, then to Bouira for work; failing his baccalaureate; working for the Postal, Telegraphic, and Telephone services starting in 1954; working at a house painting business; becoming a teacher; being protected from the attacks against non-Muslims because of his extraordinary kindness to the local children; working until 1962, when he was given a teaching job in Bordeaux, France; and becoming a leader of Bordeaux’s Jewish community.

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Marc Alimi
Peggy Frankston
interview:  2011 September 12
1 digital file : WAV.
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:24:13
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