Antelme, Robert

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Antelme, Robert Gender: M
Robert Louis Jean Paul Antelme
born on 5 January 1917 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Sartène, France, 41n36, 8e59
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°19' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 09°58 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 17°20'


French writer. During the Second World War he was involved in the French Resistance and deported.

In 1939 he married Marguerite Duras. Their child died at birth in 1942. In the same year, Duras met Dionys Mascolo, who became her lover.

Antelme was arrested and deported on 1 July 1944. He was at Buchenwald, then Gandersheim. After the end of the war François Mitterrand found Antelme in a terrible state while visiting the Dachau concentration camp and organised his return to Paris; Mitterrand later reported that he had almost not heard Antelme's soft-voiced call to him. Marguerite Duras looked after Antelme and wrote La Douleur about his return. She divorced him soon after he regained his health, but they remained friends.

Antelme later wrote L'Espèce humaine (1947) depicting his experiences in the camps. The book related his experience of detention in concentration camps.

He died 26 October 1990.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'Ecrivains' pdf file, p. 9.


  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer