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Cohen-Hadria, Victor
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Victor Cohen-Hadria was born in Tunis in 1891. His father, a native Tunisian who worked as a bank clerk and later as an olive oil merchant, died in 1901. His mother was a French citizen born in Algeria. Cohen-Hadria was educated at the Lycée Carnot in Tunis and then went to France to study law in Aix-en-Provence. After graduation he was employed as a clerk in an attorney’s office, and worked nights at a newspaper to help support his family.

Cohen-Hadria became a famous lawyer and very early in his career was made a judge (juge de paix). He also taught at the Centre d’études de droit de Tunis, mai…

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Haim Saadoun, “Cohen-Hadria, Victor”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0005580>
First published online: 2010

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