Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile



Significant Events

Feb 1939–1942 Jorge Semprún
Secondary education at Lycée Henri IV, then begins Philosophy degree at the Sorbonne.
1942 Jorge Semprún
Joins the Communist Party of Spain in exile.
1942–1943 Jorge Semprún
After German invasion of France, joins the Communist resistance group Francs-Tireurs et Partisans.
Sep 1943 Jorge Semprún
Arrested by Gestapo. Interrogated in the prison of Auxerre.
26 Apr 1945 Jorge Semprún
Returns to France. Leading committee member of the Communist Party of Spain in exile. Finishes his Philosophy studies.
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