Nakache, Alfred

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Alfred Nakache
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Name
Nakache, Alfred Gender: M
Alfred Nakache
born on 18 November 1915 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Constantine, Algeria, 36n22, 6e37
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°52' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°23 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 03°34'



Biography

Algerian-born French swimmer and water polo player. An Olympic athlete in 1936 and again in 1948, he held many titles in France for swimming in a variety of events, including the 100m and 200m freestyle in 1941. In December 1943 he, his wife and their young child were arrested by the Germans and sent to Auschwitz along with other Jews. His wife and daughter died there a month later. In 1946 he broke the world's record in the 3 x 100 freestyle competition.

He died in 1983. Ten years later he was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. A documentary entitled "Alfred Nakache, the Swimmer of Auschwitz" was released in 2001..

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital December 1943 (Sent to Auschwitz concentration camp)
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  • Work : Gain social status 1946 (Set world record for 3 x 100 competition)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1983 (Ca. age 68)
  • Work : Prize 1993 (Posthumous induction into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame)
  • Death of Child January 1944 (At the hands of the Nazis)
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  • Death of Mate January 1944 (Killed by Nazis at Auschwitz)
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Source Notes

Steinbrecher Collection: Gauquelin 1/1772

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Swimming
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Competed in 1936 and 1948)

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