Algerian Jewish civilian in military service 1937-1940; member of resistance movement in Algeria 1942-1943; mobilised 1943-1945
REEL 1 Recollections of period as civilian, soldier, and resistant in Algeria, 1937-1943: family background; education; inter-community relations; opinion of pogrom of Constantine, 1934; serving in army, 1937-1940; effects of Status des Juifs, 1940; training as lawyer, 1940s; becoming member of resistance, 1942.
REEL 2 Continues: story of time in resistance. Recollections of period in army in Italy, 1943-1945: attitude towards allies; question of Jews in Europe; attitude towards Jewish State.
One of the most memorable elements of the Holocaust Exhibition is the video testimony by survivors which accompanies visitors along the route. But what happened to the survivors after the Second World War? How did they rebuild their lives in the years that followed their release from Nazi persecution?
As the Allies advanced across Europe at the end of the Second World War, they came across concentration camps filled with sick and starving prisoners. The first major camp to be liberated was Majdanek near Lublin, Poland in July 1944.