ANTWERPEN. CAPPELLEN (KAPELLEN). 5% Obligatie van F500. green, black. #500. No 19. The Rex movement started first in Wallonia, and spread later to Flanders. It was essentially a working-class nationalist movement. By 1936 it had gained a considerable number of seats in the Belgian parliament. The leader was Léon Degrelle, who became infamous during the War, on account of sympathy and cooperation with the German occupiers. Les Editions Rex published a range of newspapers and magazines to promote its views. Rex disappeared after the liberation in 1944. Degrelle was condemned to deathby the Belgian courts for collaboration with the enemy, but escaped to South America, then to Spain, where he lived until his death in 1994.
Themes: ASSOCIATIONS, PRINTING & THE PRESS
Date: 30 October 1933
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