The Late Jorge Semprún Maura – His last day +07.06.2011

Jorge Semprún Maura – 

A great Man, who has incorporated the experience of the century has left for Good! Our old generation may remember his film named “Z”!

Z is a 1969 French language political thriller directed by Costa Gavras, with a screenplay by Gavras and Jorge Semprún, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Vassilis Vassilikos. The film presents a thinly fictionalized account of the events surrounding the assassination of democratic Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963. With its satirical view of Greek politics, its dark sense of humor, and its downbeat ending, the film captures the outrage about the military dictatorship that ruled Greece at the time of its making.[1]

Jorge Semprún Maura –  

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Émigrés and World War II

In the wake of Republican defeat in the Civil War, the Semprun family moved to France, and then to The Hague. His father was a diplomat in the mission of the “Spanish Republic in the Netherlands” up to the beginning of 1939. After the Netherlands officially recognized the Franco government, the family returned to France as refugees. Jorge Semprún enrolled at the Lycée Henri IV and later the Sorbonne.
During the Nazi occupation of France, as a young man Semprún joined the Francs-Tireurs et Partisans – Main-d’Œuvre Immigrée (FTP-MOI), a Resistance organization made up mostly of immigrants. After joining the Spanish Communist Party in 1942 in France, Semprun was reassigned to the Francs-Tireurs et Partisans (FTP), the Communist armed Resistance.[1] In 1943 he was arrested by the Gestapo and deported to the Buchenwald concentration camp for his role in the Resistance.[1]

In 1945 Semprun returned to France and became an active member of the exiled Communist Party of Spainpseudonym of Federico Sánchez.[2] He entered the party’s executive committee in 1956. In 1964 he was expelled from the party because of “differences regarding the party line,” and from then on he concentrated on his writing career.…..

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