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French Edgar MORIN

born Edgar NAHOUM

French philosopher and sociologist

Source :  Pierre de LAUBIER

Born: on July 08, 1921 in Paris, France  (99 years)


At the beginning of the 20th century, Morin's family migrated from the Greek city of Salonica (Thessaloniki) to Marseille and later to Paris, where Edgar was born. He is of Judeo-Spanish (Sefardi) origin.

When the Germans invaded France in 1940, Morin assisted refugees and joined the French Resistance. As a member of the French Resistance he adopted the pseudonym Morin, which he would use for the rest of his life. He joined the French Communist Party in 1941.

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- Category Philosopher, Sciences - Other