Armand Gatti

Armand Gatti, actually Dante Sauveur Gatti ( born January 26, 1924 in Monaco ) is a French writer and theater and film director. He was known primarily for his dramas.

Life and work

Gatti comes from an Italian - Russian family of partial Jewish descent and is the son of Laetitia Luzona, a cleaning lady, and Auguste Reinier Gatti, a street sweeper. When Armand was 15 years old, his father died of complications from injuries that police had inflicted on him in action against strikers. In 1941, he earned a high school. Since 1942, he lived with other young men in the French underground. The G.M.R. " Groupe mobile de réserve " the Vichy regime arrested Gatti. He was sentenced to death; due to his age (17 ), the sentence was commuted to hard labor

Gatti was deported in 1943 to Hamburg, where he was called in Hamburg " Lindemann " mostly " John Lindemann " or " John M. Lindemann " in the ship chandlers and ship carpenter operating Lindemann in a forced labor camp wohnte.Es, a so-called " civilian labor camps " or " residential camp" in Veddel, one of the numerous forced labor camps in the city, He succeeded through courage and happy Umständedie flee back to the South of France ( in the Corrèze), mostly on foot. The Resistance sent him off to England to train as a paratrooper. He was involved in the liberation of the Netherlands by the Operation Market Garden in Arnhem. After the war he worked as a court reporter for the " Parisien Libéré ", later he traveled widely as a reporter of renowned newspapers. Besides dramas, he also writes screenplays.

Joseph Long summarizes his work this way:

Gatti himself writes about his forced labor in northern Germany:

In dialogue with Marc Kravetz Gatti explains:

In 1961 he felt anxiety when there was talk in Moscow of his fellow sufferers Vladimir in the diving bell:

To his dramaturgy and dealing with the memory of Gatti writes in the preface to " Tatenberg ":

Marc Kravetz summarized Gattis way thus:

At Alain Resnais ' film Night and Fog Gatti exerts a comradely criticism, which the presentation of a scarcely tolerable scenes from the time when the concentration camps were liberated by the Allies terms, (eg, from the bulldozers, piles of corpses slide ), so on the imagery:

In 2010 there was a discussion about whether Gattis detailed statements about his enforced stay in the Kingdom are historically viable. She lit up in France on term " deportees ", a person who is legally defined precisely in this country and have legal privileges. Gatti made ​​it clear then that he was not an inmate of the concentration camp Neuengamme.



  • Le Seuil
  • La Vie de Churchill, 1954
  • Envoyé spécial dans la cage aux Fauves, 1955
  • Chine, 1956
  • Le Poisson noir, 1957 (Eng. The black fish, also in theater in S. Fischer Verlag Volume 1, 1962)
  • Sibérie, O l' infini, 1958
  • L' Enfant Board and Le Voyage du Grand Tchou, 1960 ( 1st title reissued 1997)
  • La Vie de l' imaginaire éboueur Auguste G. (Eng. The imaginary life of the street sweeper Auguste G. ), La Seconde existence du camp de Tatenberg (Eng. The second existence of the camp Tatenberg ), Chroniques d'une planète provisoire (Eng. reports from a makeshift planet ), 1962
  • Chant public devant deux chaises électriques, 1964, 1966 dt.Öffentlicher singing in front of two electric chairs
  • V comme Viêt Nam, 1967 ( dt V like Vietnam )
  • Les Treize Soleils de la rue Saint -Blaise, 1968
  • La Naissance, 1968
  • La Passion du général Franco, 1968 ( German General Franco martyrdoms )
  • Journal d'un guerrilla 1968 ( German Small Manual of Urban Guerilla )
  • Un homme seul, 1969 (Eng. The battle of the seven days and seven nights)
  • Les Hauts Plateaux, dt Highland ET ​​d Authors 1969
  • Machine excavatrice pour entrer dans le plan de la colonne de défrichement d' invasion Che Guevara. German machine with which the work of opening up new country by the " Che Guevara Brigade " is started. ibid 1970
  • Rose blanche. German White Rose. ibid 1970
  • Rosa collective, 1973 ( German Rosa collective Verl d authors 1974)
  • Half of the sky and we (La Moitié du ciel et nous ), 1975
  • La Passion du général Franco par les émigrés eux - mêmes and La Tribu de guerre contre quoi of Carcana? , 1975
  • L' Arche
  • L' Ether vague
  • Il tuo nome era Letizia (Ton nom était joie ), 1987
  • Le Chant d' amour of the alphabet d' Auschwitz, 1992 ( as amended veränd. Adam quoi? , Marseille in 1993, with many co-authors )
  • La Journée d'une ou infirmière: Pourquoi les animaux domestiques, series: Petit manuel de la guérilla urbaine. Verdier 1993
  • Notre tranchée de chaque jour, 1996
  • La Part de trop, 1997
  • La Parole errante, 1999
  • De l' anarchy battement d' ailes comme: I, 2000; II, 2001; III, 2002; IV, 2003,
  • Le couteau -toast d' Evariste Galois, 2006
  • Le barrage de Berlin, 2009
  • Ce que les arbres chantent de Montreuil and Mort - Ouvrier, 2009


  • Les cinq noms de résistance de Georges Guingouin. (Long poem ) extract (franz )


  • L' Enclos, 1960; Prize for the best critique of FGYO and transmitter TV 5 Monde Paris - Le prix de la meilleure critique. Cannes 1961; DVD from Doriane / Clavis 2003
  • El Otro Cristobal, 1962; in competition in Cannes ( shortlist ) 1963
  • The crossing of the Ebro (Le Passage de l' Ebre ), 1969
  • La Première Lettre, 1977-79
  • Nous tous étions of noms d' arbres, 1981-82
  • Ton nom était joie, 1987