54 Trotskyists arrested

Members of the Fourth International, where Trotsky’s sympathizers teamed up in 1938, supported the Algerian struggle for liberation after the war. From the Netherlands, Michel Raptis (1911-1996) and Sal Santen (1915-1998) supplied arms and counterfeit banknotes. When they were arrested in 1960, this suitcase with documents on those activities was confiscated; the red seals were affixed by the police.

Suitcase with papers of Sal Santen and Michel Raptis
Amsterdam, 1961
Suitcase with red seals and a note identifying seized materials; in the suitcase, an embroidered book wrapper, 45 x 30 x 13

Date: 
1961
Number: 
54