Simon Gingold, former resistant, communist militant, died at the age of 100.
Simon Gingold, former resistant, communist militant of the 13 e arrondissement of Paris, died at the age of 100. Born in Aschaffenburg (Germany) into a Jewish family who had emigrated from Poland, he arrived in Paris with his parents in 1933, fleeing Nazi persecution. Simon (Siegmund), like his three brothers and his sister, engages in the Resistance within the MOI. He escapes repression. His sister and one of the arrested brothers die in deportation. At the Liberation, he was active in the PCF. He acts for all causes of social justice, at the CNL with his wife, Hélène Fischlenski. They had put a plaque in memory of the deportees of his city at 137, boulevard de l’Hôpital. His funeral will take place this Saturday, October 15, at 2:45 p.m., at the Bagneux cemetery, followed by a tribute in Paris. Humanity sends its condolences to his family and loved ones.