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

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

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Pierre Avot-Meyers

In addition to the Sal Santen papers (http://www.iisg.nl/archives/en/files/s/10768130.php), see also the Pierre Avot-Meyers papers at  http://www.iisg.nl/archives/en/files/a/11084767.php