Not only for the Dutch but also for the Moroccans the Second World War is an encroaching period of time. Tens of thousands Moroccans in the French armed forces fight the armies of Hitler’s Germany. They are known to be very brave. Thousands die.
The people in Morocco itself are confronted with anti-Jewish legislation and the arrival of Jewish refugees. Many Moroccans hope for independence after the war as a token of gratitude for their contribution.