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Dalila Kerchouche: “It was the mothers who transmitted this love of France to the children of harkis”


Interview.- The journalist looks back on a dark and little-known period in recent history: the internment of thousands of families of harkis in unsanitary camps in the heart of Lot-et-Garonne. An intimate story too since she was born there.

A thousand French families parked in camps in the heart of Lot-et-Garonne under state decision from 1963 to 1975. Unimaginable and yet true.

But who knows ?

If we know the harkis, these native soldiers who fought for France during the Second World War and then during the Algerian war (1954-1962), we do not know, however, the conditions in which they lived in France, land of refuge after being hunted down and murdered by the forces of the National Liberation Front (FLN) for having defended the tricolor flag.

In the documentary 

Bias: the camp of shame

, our colleague Dalila Kerchouche tells the little-known story of the families of harkis, including hers, and their banishment from society in outlaw camps like that of Bias, at the edge of the Lot.

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Dalila Kerchouche, director of

Bias, the camp of shame

, on the drama of the harkis parked in Lot-et-Garonne.

Pascal Ito

Through the testimonies of 4 women, she reveals how, for more than ten years, families have lived in unsanitary conditions, locked up behind barbed wire and often arbitrarily separated...

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Source: lefigaro

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