Algerian civilian in military service in Constantine, Algeria after pogrom against Jews 1934-35; mobilised 1943-45. Recollections of Le Planteur concentration camp in Algeria [in French]
REEL 1 Recollections of period as civilian and soldier in Algeria, 1934-1945: brother's deportation from France, 1943; family background, childhood and education in Sij and Oran; early adulthood starting up food business; aspects of military service in Constantine, 1934-1935; pogrom of Constantine, 1934; inter-community relations in the 1930s; witnessing anti-semitism in Oran, 1940; recollections of Status des Juifs; blackmarketeering; opinion of Le Planteur concentration camp; German attitudes towards Jews; question of effects of continued occupation.
REEL 2 Continues: preparations for mass killing of Algerian Jews; arrival of Americans 11/1942; being mobilised, 1943-1945; German bombing of Algerian towns; fear of anti-semitic Arabs and French; opinion of Zionism; abolition of Status des Juifs; affection for Americans.
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.