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Staf De Clercq

SurnameDe Clercq
Given NameJeroom
Born16 Sep 1884
Died22 Oct 1942


ww2dbaseJeroom Gustaaf De Clercq was born in Everbeek, East Flanders, Belgium in 1884. In 1932, he became the leader of the Frontpartij political party. Later, he was a co-founder of the nationalist political party Flemish National League (Dutch: Vlaamsch Nationaal Verbond). He collaborated with the Germans during the war as a means to unite the Dutch speaking people of the Netherlands and the Flemish region of Belgium, creating a new state of Greater Netherlands (Dutch: Groot-Nederland or Dietsland). Personnel under his influence supported the German occupiers in the identification and round-up of Jews for deportation. He passed away in 1942 and was succeeded as VNV party leader by Hendrik Elias.

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Last Major Revision: Dec 2016

Staf De Clercq Timeline

16 Sep 1884 Jeroom Gustaaf De Clercq was born in Everbeek, East Flanders, Belgium.
22 Oct 1942 Staf De Clercq passed away in Ghent, Belgium.

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