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Reward poster for suspected killers of German security police

Object | Accession Number: 2003.189.2

Wanted poster offering a reward for the capture of those responsible for the murder of two German security police in Tournai, Belgium. It was issued by the German military commanders of France, von Stulpnagel, and Belgium and northern France, von Falkenhausen. There are photos and descriptions of the two suspects, Henry Talboom (1919-2005) and Robert Lelong (1919-1941), members of the Belgian resistance group Phalange Blanche. Less than two weeks later, Lelong shot himself rather than be captured; Talboom escaped to Switzerland. Nazi Germany conquered Belgium and France in May-June 1940 and set up occupation governments under the control of a German military administration. Allied forces liberated both regions by September 1944.

Artwork Title
10.000 RM. Belohnung! Talboom and Lelong / 200.000 francs de recompense
Alternate Title
10.000 Reichsmark reward! Talboom and Lelong / 200.000 francs reward
Date
approximately 1941 November 24  (publication/distribution)
Geography
distribution : Belgium
distribution : France
Language
French
German
Classification
Posters
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-26 10:22:32
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