Léon Degrelle

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Léon Degrelle (1943)

Léon Joseph Marie Ignace Degrelle (June 15, 1906 in Bouillon - March 31, 1994 in Malaga) was a Belgian politician and collaborator.

Degrelle is the founder of the fascist party of Rex in 1936.

During World War II he erected the Walloon Legion, which fought as a Waffen-SS unit at the Eastern Front. He ultimately had the rank of SS-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS (comparable with the rank of colonel).

After the war he managed to escape to Spain, where he died in 1994, aged 87.

References[change | change source]

  • For Rex and Belgium: Leon Degrelle and Walloon Political & Military Collaboration 1940-1945. Eddy de Bruyne, Marc Rikmenspoel. Solihull, West Midlands, England: Helion, 2004.