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Leo Campion

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Date of Birth: 03/24/1905

Age: 86

Place of Birth: Paris

Citizenship: France

The anarchist thinker and a Freemason

Leon Louis Octave Campion (L & # 233; on Louis Octave Campion) was born March 24, 1905 in Paris (Paris). In 1923, Leo Campione moved to Brussels (Brussels), where he became acquainted with the book merchant, an anarchist and freemason Dieu Marcel (Marcel Dieu), commonly known under the name of Ham Day (Hem Day). With the help of Campione was initiated into Freemasonry in the box `Les Amis philanthropes` April 7, 1930 in Brussels, and will never come back to this idea. In addition, in Brussels, he was also the secretary of the group of freethinkers.

Campione tried to return home, but by the actions of monarchist fascist organization `ACCION fransez` (Action fran & # 231; aise) bylvynuzhden leave French territory, and returned to Belgium (Belgium), where he was convicted together with Marcel Dieu in 1933 and sentenced to 18 months in prison for having returned to the sender of your military ID to protest the bill to ban the pacifist propaganda. The sensational trial held on 19 July 1933, and Leo court cruelly mocked the civil and military authorities, that it backfired and a half years in prison.

Around the same time, Campione Dieu and gave shelter to the Spanish anarchist Buenaventura Durruti (Buenaventura Durruti) and Francisco Askas (Francisco Ascaso), with which they began a close friendship. Alas, they both, and Durruti, and Askas, died in 1936, during the Civil War in Spain (Spain).

From 1930 to 1936 Campione regularly used his artistic talent as a caricaturist in Brussels newspaper `Le Rouge et le Noir`, and he began a career singer, when he returned to Paris, because, in his own words, `no one makes a career in the singer Brussels, Geneva (Gen & # 232; ve) or Bordeaux (Bordeaux) `.

Part of World War II, Campione spent in a concentration camp d`Arzhele-sur-Mer (Camp de concentration d`Argel & # 232; s-sur-Mer), where he was sent as an anti-fascist, but his constant travel between Paris and Brussels made perfect Campion Envoy for the French Resistance. Thus, Leo Campione, who never wanted this, was after the liberation of France (France) French military award the Military Cross (Croix de guerre), that was the last straw for the absurdity of the former secretary of the Masonic Committee on conscientious objection on political or religious ethical grounds and the Belgian section of the International organization of war Resisters.

After World War II Leo Campione once again proved the diversity of their artistic talents by becoming an actor, director and producer of theater, and continued to actively support the Federation of Anarchists.

He died on March 6, 1992 in Paris.

Author: Elena Murzina

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