Raymond Aubrac( 31 July 1914 - 10 April 2012 )
Raymond Aubrac was a leader of the French Resistance during the Second World War and a civil engineer after the Second World War.
Aubrac was born Raymond Samuel into a middle-class Jewish family in Vesoul, >Haute-Saône. His father, Albert Samuel, was born on 2 March 1884, in Vesoul and his mother Hélène Falk was born on 2 March 1894 in >Crest. His parents were shop owners. Active in left-wing student politics, he first met a fellow young radical, Lucie Bernard, during meetings of students with Communist leanings while he was pursuing civil engineering studies at the ">École nationale des ponts et chaussées from 1934 to 1937. He received a scholarship to further his studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University for a year, starting from the summer of 1937.