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Oral history testimony of Elie-Lucien Uzan

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.476.3 | RG Number: RG-50.904.0003

Élie-Lucien Uzan, born in Tunis, Tunisia in 1924, describes his Livornese Jewish mother; his Tunisian Jewish father, who volunteered for the French Army in 1915; his childhood; hearing stories about the Dreyfus Affair and the First World War; how his father agreed to follow the Jewish tradition at home, even though he was an atheist; World War II and the presence of the Germans in Tunisia; enrolling in a labor camp in Kairouan (Qayrawān) and escaping; being mobilized and fighting on the Tunisian front in the infantry and in aviation; becoming involved in the Tunisian Communist Party after the war; his several jobs; and being repatriated in 1959.

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Alternate Title
"A French Tunisian Communist Jew"
Elie Lucien Uzan
Isabelle Pleskoff
interview:  2013 December 08
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Musée d'art et d'histoire du judaïsme
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:37:55
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