Boris Fraenkel

Boris Fraenkel

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Boris Fraenkel was a Communist politician active in French and international politics. Fraenkel was born to Jewish parents in 1921 in Danzig now in northern Poland. He began by fighting for extreme-left Zionism under Hashomer Hatzair, where Marxist ideology mixed with Jewish nationalism. Arriving in France in 1938, to study agriculture at Nancy, he moved to study chemistry and in 1940 joined his mother at Grenoble, where he just missed being raided by the Gestapo. He then fled to Switzerland and was interned in the Gierenbad camp in Z rich, where he met the novelist and philosopher Manes Sperber, the future Racine specialist, Lucien Goldmann, and Aby Wieviorka, a major translator from Yiddish in Paris. Despite the very difficult conditions, he managed to take a course in political economy in the camp and there for the first time in a clandestine cell of a Trotskyite party, joining with Jost von Steiger
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613661460X
  • 9786136614601