Raymond Gorin known as Rodier (1916-2000)

The obituary written on him by Michel Lequenne in Red allows us to be specific: Last son of a family from the big bourgeoisie, Raymond Gorin was a brilliant student of medicine, and spent the war as a military doctor. Lequenne thinks that it was under the influence of his friend the writer Jean Malaquais, who refers to his friend several times in his war diaries (Journal du métèque) , he turned to Trotskyism late in the occupation. After the Liberation, a member of CC, he was also responsible for the Northern region.

Translated by Lily Bolero from Cahiers Léon Trotsky no 73, March 2001 for Revolutionary History