Death sentence against Charles Ganty of May 21, 1943.
Charles Ganty is born on April 17, 1920, in Jumet near Charleroi in Belgium. He first works in a factory, later as a miner. In 1939, he is drafted into military service in the Belgian army but does not see action at the front because of the rapid advance of the German troops. In late 1940, Ganty is conscripted as a civilian worker and sent to Germany, and from January 1941 on, he works in the ”Nordstern” mine in Gelsenkirchen-Horst. In his camp for foreign civilian laborers, Ganty speaks out against the National Socialists and calls for sabotage. In March of 1942, he illegally leaves the camp and travels to his homeland in Belgium. After he returns, the Gestapo sends him to a ”corrective labor camp.” He is only released when he pledges political obedience. Charles Ganty is again arrested for critical statements August 31, 1942. On May 21, 1943, he is sentenced to death by the ”People’s Court” and then murdered on September 7, 1943, in Plötzensee.
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