Jacqueline Lavier


As Interviewed by Lily Lavier, March 13, 2016
"Anyway at the time girls were automatically sent to study to become secretaries or seamstress' or things like that. But it was often secretary. It was normal for the adult not to ask our opinion too. It was like that."
Jacqueline Lavier

Introductory Profile: About Jacqueline Lavier

Jacqueline Lavier is my grandmother. She was born in Dijon, France on September 10, 1946 post World War II. By the time she was 14 had lost her entire family. Her father died when she was 9, her brother died shortly after, and her mother died when she was 14 years old. She remembers very little of her family.

The Communist Union was very big in post war France. My grandmother met my grandfather through discussions about the communist union and work. My grandmother was also a part of the Young Christian Workers union in the 1960s. She also describes her educational situation and career paths available for women at the time.