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Oral history interview with Jacqueline Singer

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

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.

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Ms. Jacqueline Singer
interview:  2018 September 28
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nicole Cohen-Addad
Record last modified: 2020-05-27 12:51:35
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