Simone Weil

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Date of Birth: 03/02/1909

Age: 34

Place of Birth: Paris

Citizenship: France


She graduated from the Ecole Normale Superieure, where she studied philosophy and classical philology. After teaching philosophy and was a supporter of Marxism, Trotskyism and anarchism. In 1934-1935 she was to learn about the life of the proletariat, was a laborer at automobile factories and wrote in the left-wing press about the severe working conditions. In 1936-1939 he participated in the Spanish Civil War on the Republican side. Franco`s successes and the Stalinist leadership of the USSR intervention in the affairs of the Republicans dealt a heavy blow to its outlook. She is disappointed in the ideas of socialism and communism. In 1938 the Holy Week Weil, a former Jew and an atheist, becoming a supporter of Christianity, but not only did not inchurched parishioner, but not even baptized, seeing their calling is to prove that you can be a Christian outside the church. During the Second World War, he lived in the Dominican convent in Marseille and was a participant of the Resistance, in 1942 fled to England, where he was attached to the "Free French" Sh.de Gaulle and prepared dlyane