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was the secretary of the Esperantist
is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. Its name derives from Doktoro Esperanto , the pseudonym under which L. L. Zamenhof published the first book detailing Esperanto, the Unua Libro, in 1887...
and a member of the Lingva Komitato
Moch was born in Saint-Cyr-l'École
Saint-Cyr-l'École is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the center of Paris.It used to host the training school for officers of the French army, the École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr , which was relocated to Coëtquidan in 1945.The old buildings of the ESM are...
Yvelines is a French department in the region of Île-de-France.-History:Yvelines was created from the western part of the defunct department of Seine-et-Oise on 1 January 1968 in accordance with a law passed on 10 January 1964 and a décret d'application from 26 February 1965.It gained the...
. He was the Son of French Jewish Military officer, Col. Jules Moch
Jules Moch was a French officer. He was a colonel of the 130th. Regiment of Infantry....
, co-founder of "The Club Millitare" during the time when French Jews were entering the upper ranks of the French Army in the 19th century. During World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...
, Gaston would reach the rank of Captain. He was also a supportive advocate toward the later release of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus
Alfred Dreyfus was a French artillery officer of Jewish background whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most tense political dramas in modern French and European history...
in The Dreyfus Affair trial, whom Dreyfus was falsely accused and sentenced for treasonous acts, aggravated by growing anti-semitism
Antisemitism is suspicion of, hatred toward, or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish heritage. According to a 2005 U.S...
He was also the Father of French Minister-Statesman, Jules S. Moch