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Oral history testimony of Sylvie Weil

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.476.9 | RG Number: RG-50.904.0009

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Sylvie Weil, born in the United States, describes her parents, who emigrated from France in 1941 to escape persecution; returning to Paris; her father, André Weil, who was a well-known mathematician, and her aunt, Simone Weil, who was a philosopher; her reflections on growing up with her eminent father and aunt, which she also wrote about in a book; learning to read the Bible in Hebrew; growing up in a secular environment; her interest in Rachi, the medieval Champagne commentator of the Bible and Talmud; her novel, Les Vendanges de Rachi (published in 2000); and her work teaching French literature in New York.

Alternate Title
"From Paris to New York between Family Memory and Novelistic Fiction"
Interviewee
Sylvie Weil
Interviewer
Isabelle Pleskoff
Date
2014 October 12  (interview)
Language
French
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Isabelle Pleskoff on behalf of the Musée d'art et d'histoire du judaïsme
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