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Oral history interview with Donna Dray

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2012.145.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0666

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    Oral history interview with Donna Dray


    Interview Summary
    Donna Dray (née Pinto), born on August 28, 1916, discusses her childhood in Tangiers, Morocco; her family structure; how her family spoke modern Spanish; her family’s religious observances; why her family moved to Casablanca; her schooling; prewar relations between Jews, Catholics, and Muslims; her brothers’ studies in Paris, France; how she met her husband Jacques Dray; work restrictions placed on Jews in Morocco during the war by Vichy, France; the birth of her children; the American liberation of Morocco; how her family made a living after the war; her family’s immigration to Paris sometime after Moroccan independence; and her family’s adjustment to life in France.
    Donna Dray
    Peggy Frankston
    interview:  2012 June 20

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    1 digital file : WAV.

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    Personal Name
    Dray, Donna, 1916-

    Administrative Notes

    Peggy Frankston, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Donna Dray in Montrouge, France on June 20, 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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