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Oral history interview with Jacqueline Singer

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2014.54.50 | RG Number: RG-50.647.0050

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    Oral history interview with Jacqueline Singer


    Interview Summary
    Jacqueline Singer, born on December 27, 1937 in Casablanca, Morocco, discusses her parents who left France for Morocco; her mother Germaine Rachèle Bordière [PH] leaving France first for a job as a secretary; her father Robert Gaston Roulin [PH] leaving Tours six months later for Casablanca, where he went to work for the government’s rural development service; her parents’ life in Marrakech for one to two years; their move to Meknès and their eventual move to Casablanca; being the fifth child (two of her siblings died at very young ages); her early life in Casablanca, living near the port and not in town; attending school; the November 8, 1942 attack and naval battle in Casablanca between the Vichy and the American forces; their parents telling the three children they needed to hide in a shelter, where they stayed for several days; the shelter which was three floors underground; the local first aid services and other government functions; returning to their apartment; returning to school, where she sang allegiance to Pétain every morning at school; staying in Casablanca where she began working at the US Naval Base in 1955; meeting her husband Tom Singer and getting married in August 1957; and leaving Casablanca for the United States where her husband started his career.
    Ms. Jacqueline Singer
    interview:  2018 September 28
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nicole Cohen-Addad

    Physical Details

    1 digital file : MPEG-4.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. The collection donor Nicole Cohen-Addad retains copyright and distribution rights. The use of this interview in video/film form, whether in a documentary or romanced form, requires written permission from Dr. Cohen-Addad. Contact information can be found at

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Singer, Jacqueline.

    Administrative Notes

    Nicole Cohen-Addad donated a copy of her interview with Jacqueline Singer to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in August 2018. The recording is part of a series of interviews produced by Dr. Cohen-Addad beginning in 2002 with Algerian Jews and with participants in resistance against the French Vichy regime in order to help the Allies land in Algiers during the November, 8, 1942 Operation Torch.
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