Joseph Joffo

  Writer

French author Joseph Joffo was born on April 2, 1931, in Paris and died on December 6, 2018.

He was probably best known for his memoir Un sac de billes (A Bag of Marbles), which has been translated into eighteen languages.

Joseph Joffo left school at 14 with a certificate’études (a former school leaving certificate, taken at the end of primary education) in his pocket and joined his brothers in the family’s barbershop.

Joffo’s memoir Un sac de billes (A Bag of Marbles), written as a novel, tells the story of Joffo as a young Jewish boy during the Holocaust.

Joseph Joffo passed away 87 years old.

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