This membership card for “Les Affranchis” resistance group belonged to Léopold Heinz Rübler. The group logo, a skull with a mocking smile, is printed on the booklet’s cover.

Léopold Heinz Rübler: Member of Les Affranchis Resistance Group

This membership card for “Les Affranchis” resistance group belonged to Léopold Heinz Rübler. The group logo, a skull with a mocking smile, is printed on the booklet’s cover.
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This membership card for “Les Affranchis” resistance group belonged to Léopold Heinz Rübler. The group logo, a skull with a mocking smile, is printed on the booklet’s cover.

Léopold was part of the 4th company of the Brussels division of the “Les Affranchis” group. He joined the group on May 15, 1944, and participated in resistance activities until November 18 of the same year.
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Léopold was part of the 4th company of the Brussels division of the “Les Affranchis” group. He joined the group on May 15, 1944, and participated in resistance activities until November 18 of the same year.

Léopold Heinz Rübler in uniform in 1945.
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Léopold Heinz Rübler in uniform in 1945.

Léopold Heinz Rübler with members of “Les Affranchis” in Brussels in 1944.
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Léopold Heinz Rübler with members of “Les Affranchis” in Brussels in 1944.

Group photo of “Les Affranchis” resistance group in Brussels in 1944.
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Group photo of “Les Affranchis” resistance group in Brussels in 1944.

Léopold Heinz Rübler, Member of the Resistance in Brussels

Léopold was part of the 4th company of the Brussels division of the “Les Affranchis” group. He joined the group on May 15, 1944, and participated in resistance activities until November 18 of the same year. His membership number was 01699. “Les Affranchis” had 850 members during the war, of which 158 were deported to Nazi concentration camps.

Léopold Heinz Rübler was the brother-in-law of Walter Absil, a young Austrian Jew who hid in Brussels during the war with his sister Liese.

Walter donated this document to the Montreal Holocaust Museum in 2000.

This project is part of the implementation of the Plan culturel numérique du QuébecObjects of Interest of the Holocaust, Plan culturel numérique du Québec

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