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Aboulker, José
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Born March 5, 1920 in Algiers into the distinguished Aboulker family, José Aboulker was a leader of the French resistance in Algeria during the Second World War. In autumn of 1940, while studying medicine at the University of Algiers, Aboulker began to organize his fellow students. Supported by the “Group of Five,” a circle of patriotic French businessmen and officers in contact with the Allies, Aboulker recruited friends, family, and fellow students, including his cousin Bernard Karsenty and the young Jean Daniel. The apartment of Henri Aboulker, José’s father, became the headqu…

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Ethan Katz, “Aboulker, José”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0000210>
First published online: 2010

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