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Alexander Grothendieck's father
Alexander (Sascha) Schapiro, also known as Alexander Tanaroff, Russian Jew born in 1889, radical anarchist, imprisoned in Russia in 1907, condemned to death then pardoned because of his youth, lost an arm during an escape attempt, eventually released. He then left Russia, spent time in Belgium, Paris and Berlin, went to the Spanish Civil war in 35-36, returned disillusioned to Paris and was interned in the Camp du Vernet as an 'undesirable' in 1939, then deported to Auschwitz in 1942, where he lost his life.


Sascha in Berlin in the 1920's, where he worked as a street photographer


Four portrait photos



A bust of Sascha made in Paris, and a portrait painted in the Vernet internment camp