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Rapport hebdomadaire sur la situation politique et économique de la commune mixte de Barika, 25 juin 1940

Date:

25.06.1940

Location:

אלג'יר, בטנה, קונסטנטין

Personality:

Paoli

Idea:

achaba, Armistice, Commune mixte, Indigenous

Organization:

Société des Mutuels-Labours

Archive:

Aix-en-Provence

Case number:

AEP_11H_52_137/AEP_11H_52_138

Description

This report mentions the “painful stupor” with which the population learned of the signing of the armistice and describes the attachment that the natives show to their adopted homeland. “For months, all official communications and the newspapers in particular, have affirmed the invincibility and the strength of the Allies.” The report indicates that the natives admit German strength and victory but “protest in petto and angrily against the idea that Italy will be able to benefit from this war that it didn’t win.” The indigenous chiefs show loyalty and devotion, especially for participation in the guard of the territory. From an economic point of view, the report deals with the issues of transhumance, pasture and the right to achaba.

Commune mixte in French colonial period is a neighborhood managed by civil servants French, Arab (indigenous) and Jews.

The document can be consulted at the documentation center, Institut Ben-Zvi. Appointment requiered.

 

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