He is the brother of Michel Wieviorka.
His paternal grandparents, Polish Jews, were arrested in Nice during World War II and died at Auschwitz. His father, a refugee in Switzerland, and his mother, daughter of a Parisian tailor and a refugee in Grenoble, survived the war.
- Ward, John (November 8, 2010), "Des Autochtones accusés d'avoir scalpé pendant la Deuxième Guerre", La Presse (in French).
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