14 September 2014

Cimetière de Passy #4: Henri Bernstein

JUIN 1876 – NOVEMBRE 1953'

Henri Bernstein was a playwright who found popularity with Le Voleur (1906). He later achieved notoriety with Après moi (1911), a play involving a Jewish deserter, and Bernstein had 'deserted' during his military service.

From 1926 to 1939 Bernstein directed the Théâtre du Gymnase and was noted for such plays La Rafale (1905), La Galerie des Glaces (1924), Mélo (1929), Le Bonheur (1933) and Elvire (1939), the last of which featured concentration camps.

Bernstein was in exile in the United States duriung World War II, where Portrait d'un défaitiste – a representation of Petain – met with considerable interest.

Below is a link to an earlier post I made on graves in Passy:


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