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Oral history interview with Aldo Naouri

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2012.144.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0665

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    Oral history interview with Aldo Naouri


    Interview Summary
    Dr. Aldo Nauori, born December 22, 1937, describes his early life in Benghazi, Libya; his parents’ lives before he was born; his father’s early death; his family’s extreme poverty; his family’s piety; his family’s French citizenship dating back to the early 19th century; the Arabic dialect of Judeo-Libyan his mother spoke; daily life in Libya; the ancient history of Jews in Libya; how the Italians expelled all French citizens to Algeria in 1942 during the occupation; his memories of the trip, including smuggling; his family’s arrival in Orleansville (now Chleff), Algeria; how Algerian Jews were stripped of their citizenship, but the Libyan Jewish refugees were not; contending with antisemitism and hostile treatment from the Arab community, French colonialists, and indigenous Jews in Algeria; his schooling in Algeria; studying medicine in Paris, France; his family’s repatriation to France after Algeria gained its independence; his postwar life as a well-known pediatrician; and his thoughts on his family’s love.
    Aldo Naouri
    Peggy Frankston
    interview:  2012 May 02

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    Personal Name
    Naouri, Aldo.

    Administrative Notes

    Peggy Frankston, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Aldo Naouri in Paris, France on May 2, 2012. This interview is part of a series of USHMM-produced interviews about Jewish life in countries in North Africa during the Holocaust.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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