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Oral history interview with Mario Faivre

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.54.4 | RG Number: RG-50.647.0004

Mario Faivre, born March 24, 1922 in Franche Comté, France, describes his family history; the importance to his family history of the Franche Comté immigration of Jews to Algeria, noting that his family began immigrating to Algeria in the 1840s; his grandfather, Xavier Jules Faivre, who arrived in Algeria in 1872; his father, who was born in Miliana, Algeria; his mother, who was born in Blida, Algeria; his father’s career as a journalist with a special interest in the arts; his parents’ departure for Paris to launch a cultural review periodical; the October 7, 1940 Vichy legislation abolishing French citizenship for Algerian Jews; Jews being forced to leave schools; Jewish professors losing their jobs; concentration camps being established at Bedeau and Djelfa; his role on the November 8 events (Operation Torch) and the Darlan execution; and his return to Algeria on December 7, 1945 after his military discharge in December 1945.

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Faivre, Mario
interview:  2003 May 05
2 DVDs : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nicole Cohen-Addad
Record last modified: 2022-06-16 10:10:47
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