Friday August 19th 2011

Thought for the Day

“If men could regard the events
of their own lives
with more open minds,
they would frequently discover

that they did not really desire the things
they failed to obtain.”

~ André Maurois
(1885-1967)



*Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog

Born: 26 July 1885 Elbeuf France
Died: 9 October 1967

A French author born in Elbeuf and educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen, both in Normandy. Maurois was the son of Ernest Herzog, a Jewish textile manufacturer, and Alice (Lévy-Rueff) Herzog. His family had fled Alsace after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 – 1871 and took refuge in Normandy. During World War I he joined the French army and served as an interpreter and later a liaison officer to the British army.

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