Charles Ganty

The Belgian miner Charles Ganty was conscripted to Germany as a civilian worker in late 1940. In a camp for foreign civilian workers, Ganty turned against the National Socialists and encouraged his fellow workers to carry out sabotage. He left the camp illegally in March of 1942 and returned home to Belgium. On his return, the Gestapo sent him to a “labor education camp.” He was not released until he pledged to correct his political behavior, Charles Ganty was arrested again on August 31, 1942, for making critical comments, sentenced to death by the “People's Court” on May 21, 1943, and hanged in Plötzensee prison on September 7, 1943.