Pierre Daye

Pierre Daye , also known as Pierre Adam , ( 24 as June as 1892 , Schaerbeek , Belgium – 24 as February as 1960 , Buenos Aires , Argentina ) was a journalist , military , political and collaborator Nazi Belgian nationalized Argentine . 1 He volunteered during the First World War in the Belgian army and fought in his country and on the African continent . Of extreme right tendencies , he collaborated for the newspapers Le Soir , Je suis partout and Le Nouveau and formed part of the House of Representatives of Belgium being member of the rexist movement .

Biography

He was born on 24 of June of 1892 in Schaerbeek , a city of Belgium near Brussels , within a Catholic family of bourgeois origin. He studied at St. Michael’s College , a Catholic school in the city of Brussels. Having finished high school, he opted for a philosophy degree at the University of Saint-Louis, where he established a friendship with journalist Paul Colin . He enlisted as a volunteer for his country in World War I and fought in Belgium and Africa.

After the Great War, he served as a journalist and launched a political candidacy to a post by a nationalist ultra-right party , without success. He was a reporter for the newspaper Le Soir and worked in the area of ​​international reporting. His first voyage in this work was to the Belgian Congo and other destinations included points from all continents except Antarctica . His publications were mostly on the Congo, others work on his travels in America ,Morocco , Spain , the USSR , China and Japan .

In 1932 , he joined the Rexist Party , chaired by Leon Degrelle and ideas similar to those of German National Socialism and Spanish Falangism . In the legislative elections of 1936, his party obtained 21 of the 150 seats of the House of Representatives of Belgium and Daye topped the list of the party by the district of Brussels, being elect. He resigned in 1939, disillusioned by the party and by the “incompetence” of his colleagues, he said in his memoirs. In March 1940, he joined the Catholic party . 2

During World War II , he collaborated with the Reich during the German occupation of Belgium and made publications in several Nazi propaganda journals, such as the French Je suis partout , of which he was a correspondent in his country, and in Le Nouveau , founded by Paul Colin In 1940. When the Allied landed in Normandy in June 1944, he was in Spain and postponed his return to Belgium. In 1947, with the help of ODESSA and especially of Charles Lescat , he moved to Argentina hosted like other Nazis by the government of Juan Domingo Perón . With a Spanish passport bearing the name of Pierre Adan, he arrived at Morón Airport , where he was expected by Georges Guilbaud , Robert Pinceman , Charles Lesca and Mario Amadeo . 2

On 18 December 1946, he was sentenced to death and deprived of Belgian nationality by the Brussels War Council. On June 17, 1947, Belgium requested his extradition from Argentina, but this was rejected. In his new homeland, he became involved in ODESSA and helped many Nazis escape from Europe using the so-called ratlines . 3 He also resumed his writing activities, collaborating in numerous Peronist publications. Years later, he returned to Europe where he wrote his memoirs. He died in Buenos Aires on 24 February as as 1960 . 1

References

  1. ↑ Jump to:a b Pierre Daye (1892-1960) , Odis. Consulted on January 3, 2014.
  2. ↑ Jump to:a b EXTRADITIONS: Legal considerations and political decisions , Pascual La Rosa, November 15, 1947. Accessed October 4, 2014.
  3. Back to top↑ The Odessa created by Perón , Sergio Kiernan, Page 12, December 15, 2002. Accessed January 3, 2014.