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Oral history interview with Georges-Jean Allouche

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2014.54.57 | RG Number: RG-50.647.0057

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    Oral history interview with Georges-Jean Allouche


    Interview Summary
    Georges-Jean Allouche, born March 20, 1926 in Cherchell, Algeria, discusses his family; his mother Rachel Atiya [PH] (born January 26, 1889 in Médéa); his father David (born January 1, 1883 in Souk Ahras); his five brothers and two sisters, including Albert (an accountant, born December 28, 1911), Joseph (a mechanic, born February 14, 1914), Robert-Fernand (a tailor, born December 14, 1916), Marcel-Emile (a barber, born January 20, 1919), Gilbert (born 5 June 1921), André-Sylvain (a printer, born August 3, 1923), Paulette (born March 3, 1930); the death of two of his siblings early in their lives; his early childhood in Cherchell; leaving school at the age of 13 when his father died; taking over his father’s café; closing of the cafe in 1940 because he was Jewish; going to work with his brother, the tailor; the re-opening of the cafe in 1944; being drafted into the Algerian Army at 30 years of age (1955); the beginning of Algerian unrest; his departure in 1956 for Paris, France, where he met his wife; purchasing cafés over many years to support his family; and his life in Paris.
    Georges-Jean Allouche
    Dr. Nicole Cohen-Addad
    interview:  2019 December 01
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nicole Cohen-Addad

    Physical Details

    1 digital file : MPEG-4.

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    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
    Allouche, Georges-Jean.

    Administrative Notes

    Nicole Cohen-Addad donated a copy of her interview with Georges-Jean Allouche 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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