Scene in Memory


Also translated as A Scene Played in Memory, the text is based on the final few moments between Delbo and her soon to be executed husband, both of whom were arrested for resisting the Nazis by publishing anti-German materials.
Format: Drama



Delbo interrupted a tour of South America to return to France in 1941 and join the Underground to fight the Nazis. In March 1942, both Charlotte and her husband were arrested. Her husband was shot two months later in prison, while Charlotte was moved to Auschwitz and later displaced to Ravensbruck. After the war Charlotte returned to writing.

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Original Language: French
English Language Translator: Unpublished English Translation by Claude Schumacher

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