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Henri Christiaan Pieck

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Den Helder, Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in The Hague, The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Henri Christiaan Pieck and Stoffelina Petronella Neyts
Husband of Bernharda Hugona Johanna van Lier
Ex-husband of Geziena van Gelder
Brother of Anton Pieck

Occupation: communistisch schilder en illustrator en spion voor de Sovjet-Unie
Managed by: Diederik Mooij
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About Henri Pieck

Henri Christiaan Pieck was a Dutch architect, painter and graphic artist.

During the 1930s, Pieck operated as an agent for Soviet intelligence under Ignace Reiss. During this time he cultivated friendship with several British Foreign Office clerks, including Captain John H King, who handed over to Pieck many telegrams, code books and other Foreign Office correspondence.

After being arrested on 9 June 1941 for resistance activities, Pieck spent the rest of World War II in German custody, first in the “Oranjehotel” (a detention center used at the beginning of the war by the Dutch as a POW camp that was later taken over by the Germans), after which he was deported to Buchenwald via the Nazi transit camp Amersfoort.

Source: Wikipedia

Via hem raakte Joris Ivens actief betrokken bij de activiteiten van de communistische Vereeniging voor Volks Cultuur (VVVC).

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Henri Pieck's Timeline

1895
April 19, 1895
Den Helder, Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands
1922
July 12, 1922
Age 27
Netherlands
1928
May 14, 1928
Age 33
Netherlands
May 25, 1928
Age 33
Great Brittain
1972
January 12, 1972
Age 76
The Hague, The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands