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Author of the novel, "Le Grand Voyage," published in English as "the Long Voyage" and also as "The Cattle Truck."
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I will always defend the legitimacy of literary fiction in expounding historical truth. In the case of deportation, both Jewish and non-Jewish, it is simply not possible to tell, or write the truth. The truth we experienced is not credible, and this is a fact that the Nazis relied upon in terms of their legacy.
He was born to a Spanish Republican Diplomat who was posted to The Hague in the Netherlands during the civil war. He was also the grandson of Antonio Maura. After Franco's victory, the family moved to Paris, France. He studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and joined the Spanish Communist Party and the French Resistance during World War II. He was arrested by the German Gestapo and sent to ...