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