Novelist Irene Nemirovsky’s Suite Francaise earned much attention when it was published more than 50 years after her death in Auschwitz. Now, claims have emerged that she was a “self-hating” Jew. “Jonathan Weiss, professor of French at Colby College, in Maine in the US, whose biography of Nemirovsky was published by Stanford University Press last year, says: ‘It is true to say, I think, that she was alienated from her Jewish roots, but to describe her as self-hating goes too far.'”