This photo has been doing the rounds on facebook (via Difundir Psicoanálisis). It is from Heidegger’s visit to Lacan’s home at Guitrancourt which he visited shortly before delivering the ‘What is Philosophy?’ lecture at Cerisy-la-salle in 1955. A young Kostas Axelos was the interpreter.
Left to right – Heidegger, Axelos, Lacan, Jean Beaufret (recipient of the Letter on Humanism), Elfriede Heidegger, Sylvia Bataille (by this time married to Lacan).
Axelos discusses the meeting in his interview with Dominique Janicaud in Heidegger en France II: Entretiens (Paris, Albin Michel, 2001).
Update June 2015: Axelos’s book, Introduction to a Future Way of Thought: On Marx and Heidegger has now been published by Meson Press. The book is open access online and print-on-demand.