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The Avicenne Hospital of Bobigny, a colonial heritage

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The Avicenne hospital in Bobigny, in Seine-Saint-Denis © RFI/Charlie Dupiot

By: Marie Casadebaig Follow

On this 60th anniversary of the independence of Algeria.

It was July 5, 1962, the end of more than 130 years of colonization by France.

This policy, marked in particular by the segregation of so-called indigenous people, did not apply only to Algerian territory.

It is a little-known story that we are telling you today in Grand Reportage, that of a colonial enclave on metropolitan territory, on the scale of a hospital.

In the 1930s, in Bobigny in the northern suburbs of Paris, the Franco-Muslim hospital was created, now called Hôpital Avicenne.

Its operation is a summary of the ideology, in progress until 1962 in Algeria.

"The Avicenne Hospital of Bobigny, a colonial heritage", the story of Marie Casadebaig.

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