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Oral history testimony of Sylvie Weil

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

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.


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Alternate Title
"From Paris to New York between Family Memory and Novelistic Fiction"
Interviewee
Sylvie Weil
Interviewer
Isabelle Pleskoff
Date
interview:  2014 October 12
Language
French
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Musée d'art et d'histoire du judaïsme
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:53:53
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