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Cornelis van Geelkerken

Cornelis van Geelkerken
Personal details
Born (1901-03-19)19 March 1901
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium
Died 29 March 1976(1976-03-29) (aged 75)
Ede, Netherlands
Political party National Socialist Movement (NSB)

Cornelis van Geelkerken (Dutch pronunciation: [1] 19 March 1901 in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek – 29 March 1976 in Ede) was co-founder of the Dutch National Socialist Movement.

Cornelis van Geelkerken was born in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium. In the 1920s he gravitated toward extreme nationalism. Proposing an authoritarian, anti-democratic movement to Anton Mussert they formed the National Socialist Movement. He became director of their youth corps, the Nationale Jeugdstorm. After the German invasion Geelkerken was appointed Inspector-General of the Nederlandsche Landwacht (home guard set up to combat the Resistance). After the war he was sentenced to life imprisonment but released in 1959. He died on 29 March 1976 in Ede.

See also

Works

  • Voor Volk en Vaderland, Utrecht, 1943

References

  1. ^ Van in isolation: .
  • Nazi Rule and Dutch Collaboration: The Netherlands under German Occupation, 1940-45 by Gerhard Hirschfeld (ISBN 0-85496-146-1)
  • Dutch Under German Occupation: 1940-1945 by Werner Warmbrunn (ISBN 0-8047-0152-0)
  • The Patriotic Traitors: A History of Collaboration in German-Occupied Europe, 1940-45 by David Littlejohn (ISBN 0-434-42725-X)
  • Biographical Dictionary of the Extreme Right Since 1890 edited by Philip Rees, 1991, (ISBN 0-13-089301-3)


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