Fix Python – Convert python datetime to epoch with strftime

I have a time in UTC from which I want the number of seconds since epoch.
I am using strftime to convert it to the number of seconds. Taking 1st April 2012 as an example.
>>>datetime.datetime(2012,04,01,0,0).strftime(‘%s’)
‘1333234800’

1st of April 2012 UTC from epoch is 1333238400 but this above returns 1333234800 which is different by 1 hour.
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Fix Python – In Python, how do you convert seconds since epoch to a `datetime` object?

The time module can be initialized using seconds since epoch:
>>> import time
>>> t1=time.gmtime(1284286794)
>>> t1
time.struct_time(tm_year=2010, tm_mon=9, tm_mday=12, tm_hour=10, tm_min=19,
tm_sec=54, tm_wday=6, tm_yday=255, tm_isdst=0)

Is there an elegant way to initialize a datetime.datetime object in the same way?
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