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Hendricus Josephus Franciscus Marie Sneevliet

Also Known As: "Henk", "Maring"
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Died in Amersfoort, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands
Cause of death: Murdered in the Holocaust
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthonie Sneevliet and Henrica Johanna Woutera van Mackelenbergh
Ex-husband of Maartje Geertruida Margaretha Elizabeth Visser

Occupation: politicus, vakbondsman, marxist en verzetsstrijder
Managed by: Diederik Mooij
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About Henk Sneevliet schuilnaam Maring

Hendricus Josephus Franciscus Marie Sneevliet, known as Henk Sneevliet or by the pseudonym "Maring", was a Dutch Communist, who was active in both the Netherlands and the Dutch East-Indies. As a functionary of the Communist International, Sneevliet helped to guide the formation of the Communist Party of China in 1921. He took part in the Communist resistance against the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II, for which he was executed by the Germans in April 1942.

As a known Communist, Sneevliet had to go into hiding even before he started his resistance activities. In the underground he edited a clandestine newspaper called Spartakus and took part in other activities. For two years he managed to keep out of the hands of the Nazis, but in April 1942 they finally arrested him and the rest of the MLL-Front leadership. Their execution took place in the Amersfoort KZ on April 12, 1942. It was reported that they went to their deaths singing "The Internationale."

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Henk Sneevliet schuilnaam Maring's Timeline

May 13, 1883
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
April 13, 1942
Age 58
Amersfoort, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands