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Oral history testimony of Marie-Brunette Spire

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.476.13 | RG Number: RG-50.904.0013

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Marie-Brunette Spire describes the life of André Spire, who was born in 1868 and grew up in Lorraine, France; Spire’s studies of literature, law, and political science; Spire joining the Conseil d'État and his involvement in workers' causes; his friendship with Charles Péguy and publishing through Cahiers de la Quinzaine; his discovery of the Jewish ghetto in London and the work of Israel Zangwill; his campaign with Zangwill for the creation of a Jewish national home; his attendance of the Zionist Congress of 1911 and 1913; his involvement with the Zionist delegation to the Peace Conference in 1919; accompanying Chaim Weizmann to Palestine in 1920; and his involvement in helping persecuted Jews in the 1930s, while also working as a poet, essayist, and theorist of poetry.

Alternate Title
"Andre Spire, French Jewish poet and Zionist Activist"
Interviewee
Marie-Brunette Spire
Interviewer
Isabelle Pleskoff
Date
2015 March 08  (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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