Archives of Auguste Haus

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Documents about Auguste Haus

When German troops invaded Belgium in 1914, Auguste Haus fled to France where he joined the army. He was deployed to the front and made a career in the military (after the war). He was appointed as infantry major in December 1939 and fought in the Battle of Belgium. He was taken prisoner and spent his captivity in Germany from 15 June 1940 to early May 1942. When he came back to Belgium due to illness, he joined the Belgian Legion on 4 June 1942 in the East Flanders sector. In late 1943, he became commander of this province. As more and more people got arrested in East Flanders, Haus was appointed to the command of both East and West Flanders in order to compensate for the lack of high-ranking personnel. From 1 January 1944 onwards, he participated in many of sabotage acts on behalf of the Allied Forces and helped them during the liberation of Belgium. On 18 July 1944, the German police went to his home in Ghent and apprehended his wife and daughter as he was absent from the house. Both died in Ravensbrück in December 1944. After having been appointed as president of the Nationale Erkentelijkheidscomissie der Provincie Oost-Vlanderen, i.e. the commission charged with recognising the status of resistance fighter, in October 1944, he died probably four years later, in late 1948.

For more information : 

  • Bernard Henri, La Résistance 1940-1945, Bruxelles : La Renaissance du Livre, 1969.
  • Le livre d’or de la résistance en Belgique, Bruxelles : M.D.N., 1948.
  • Tanham George K., Contribution à l'histoire de la résistance belge, 1940-1944, Bruxelles : Presses universitaires de Bruxelles, 1971.