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Jenny Humbert-Droz
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Birth: 27 August 1892
Switzerland
Death: 4 January 2000
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Age: 107 years, 130 days
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Centenarian

Jenny Humbert-Droz (27 August 1892 – 4 January 2000) was a Swiss socialist, communist, author, women's rights activist, and centenarian. At the time of her death, she was the second oldest living person in Switzerland (behind Sophie Hew-Schenker).

Biography

Jenny Humbert-Droz was born as a daughter of a priest in the Jura. She married Jules Humbert-Droz, with whom she lived in Moscow for some time. She became a member of the Communist Party of Russia. When she set up a Christmas tree there at the request of her children at Christmas , she was regarded as apostate. After returning to Switzerland, she had to undergo a conscientious examination. Jenny Humbert-Droz wrote among other things a biography of her husband, which was published 1976 under the title Une pensée, une conscience, un combat: la carrière politique de Jules Humbert-Droz.

In 1978 a documentary film about her was filmed and in 1996 she was one of the actresses in the short film The Field Affair of the Swiss Communists. The Fondation Jenny Humbert-Droz existed from 1997 to 2005.

Jenny Humbert-Droz died on 4 January 2000 at age 107 years, 130 days in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

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