Colin, Paul

Paul Colin was a Belgian writer and journalist in the early 1900s. He is most known for founding Le Nouveau Journal in 1940. He, along with 12 other journalists, signed a pro-German manifesto in 1939 requesting for Belgian neutrality in World War II. This was said to be the start of French-speaking journalistic group effort in Belgium. Also an art critic, he wrote several books on painting, Romanticism, and Edouard Manet.

In October 1940, the first edition of Le Nouveau Journal emerged. They were often criticized as the war continued and German victory became less certain. In 1943, a group made up of the Belgian Resistance followed through with killing Paul.

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