World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

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


  • Voor Volk en Vaderland, Utrecht, 1943


  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)

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.