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Anton de Kom

Surinamese resistance fighter and anti-colonialist

Died when: 47 years 61 days
Star Sign: Pisces

 

Anton de Kom Cornelis Gerhard Anton de Kom (22 February 1898 – 24 April 1945) was a Surinamese resistance fighter and anti-colonialist author. In Suriname he was arrested, and the protest against his arrest resulted in two deaths. De Kom was subsequently exiled to the Netherlands where he wrote Wij slaven van Suriname ("We Slaves of Surinam"), a classic anti-colonial book. During World War II, he joined the resistance, was arrested, and sent to concentration camps where he died.
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