Schwarz-Bart, André

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André Schwarz-Bart
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Name
Schwarz-Bart, André Gender: M
Schwarcbart, Abraham
born on 23 May 1928 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Metz, France, 49n08, 6e10
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°02' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°29 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 27°05'



Biography

French novelist of Polish-Jewish origins. Schwarz-Bart is best known for his novel The Last of the Just (originally published as Le Dernier des justes). The book traces the story of a Jewish family from the time of the Crusades to the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

Schwarz-Bart's parents moved to France in 1924, they were deported to Auschwitz in 1941 together with two of his brothers, Jacques and Bernard, neither of them returned. Soon after, Schwarz-Bart, still a young teen, joined the Resistance, despite the fact that his first language was Yiddish, and he could barely speak French. It was his experiences as a Jew during the war that later prompted him to write his major work, chronicling Jewish history through the eyes of a wounded survivor.

Schwarz-Bart stayed all of his life loyal to the Zionist movement and to Israel. The memorial of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem has chosen the words from his book, The last of the just, to paint on the wall.

The prayer for the dead, is interwoven with the names of concentration camps and death camps.

And praised. Auschwitz. Be. Majdanek. The Lord. Treblinka. And praised. Buchenwald. Be. Mauthausen. The Lord. Belzec. And praised. Sobibor. Be. Chelmno. The Lord. Ponary. And praised. Theresienstadt. Be. Warsaw. The Lord. Vilna. And praised. Skarzysko. Be. Bergen-Belsen. The Lord. Janow. And praised. Dora. Be. Neuengamme. The Lord. Pustkow. And praised… Amen.


Link to Wikipedia (French)

Events

  • Family trauma 1941 (lost parents and 2 brothers Auschwitz)
  • Work : Prize 1959 (Prix Goncourt for Le Dernier des Justes)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1961 (to Simone Brumant 2 sons)
  • Social : Great Publicity September 2006 (Made officer of arts and letters by ministry of culture)
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  • Death by Disease 30 September 2006 in Pointe a Pitre (Complications hearth surgery)
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Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (to Guadeloupe)
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction

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