Person - Alers, André (1906-1993)

Alers, André (1906-1993)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Alers, André (1906-1993)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Gante (Flandes, Bélgica)  1906-04-26 - 1993

History:

Antifascist Belgian resistance fighter and founder of the resistance group LOMO since 1940. He was also head of the patriotic Militia, related to the Communist Party of Belgium. Chief of Jeugdfront voor de vrijheid (Youth Front for Independence) he was arrested in March 1944 and deported to Buchenwald. He returned to Belgium on May 1945.

After the war he was involved with organizations for the protection and aid to deportees and resistance fighters; one of them was the International Commission against the Concentrational Regime. A delegation visited the prisons of the Franco dictatorship in 1952, whose conclusions were published in the following years in the White Paper about Spanish penitentiary system. His personal file is kept at the CEGESOMA (Center for Studies and Documentation on War and contemporary society).

World War, 1939-1945

Date of the event: 1939 - 1945

 

Context:

El Archivo personal de André Alers se custodia en el CEGESOMA (Centro de Estudios y Documentación sobre la Guerra y la Sociedad Contemporánea), que desde el año 2016 forma parte de los Archivos del Estado de Bélgica.

Places

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Gante (Flandes, Bélgica) in 1906-04-26

Related Authorities

Associative relations :

Comisión Internacional contra el Régimen Concentracionario  (He/She is a member of)

Documents

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