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Oral history interview with Georges-Jean Allouche

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

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.

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Georges-Jean Allouche
Dr. Nicole Cohen-Addad
interview:  2019 December 01
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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