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Nico (Niek) Engelschman 1913-1988

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2019
1. Nico (Niek) Engelschman Marker
Inscription.  
Toneelspeler. Actief voorvechter van de rechter en de positie van homosexuelen van 1939 tot 1966. Schuilnaam Bob Angelo. Initiafnemer tijdschrift Levensrecht (1939). Actief en het verzet tijdens tweede wereldoorlog. Oprichter/voorzitter Shakespeare Club (1943-1949) en het Cultuur- en Ontspanning Centrum COC (1949-1962). Ridder en de orde van Oranje-Nassau (1986).

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Actor. Pioneer of homosexual rights and gay liberation 1939-1966. Wartime resistance worker. Founder of the Dutch Center for Integration of Homosexuality COC. Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau.
 
Location. 52° 22.445′ N, 4° 53.095′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection of Westermarkt and Keizersgracht, on the right when traveling west on Westermarkt. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amsterdam, North Holland 1016 DV, Netherlands. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Réné Descartes (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dominicuskerk / Dominican Church (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Casparus Commelin (approx. 0.7

Nico (Niek) Engelschman 1913-1988 Marker - wide view, looking north on the Keizersgracht image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2019
2. Nico (Niek) Engelschman 1913-1988 Marker - wide view, looking north on the Keizersgracht
kilometers away); Keizersgracht 456-462 Residences (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Salomon Verbeeck (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Jan Pietersz Sweelinck (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Joost van den Vondel (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Elisabeth van Oostenrijk / Empress Elisabeth of Austria (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nico (Niek) Engelschman (Historical Materialism). "Nico (Niek) Engelschman (1913-1988) was a Dutch actor, resistance member, and pioneering gay-rights activist. During the Nazi-occupation, members of the socialist group around the journal De Vonk (The Spark) met at his house. Together with his brother, Engelschman helped several Jews escape deportation by finding hiding places for them. He would later play down his activities during the occupation....After the war, he was one of the main founders of what is now the mainstream LGBT-rights organisation COC Nederland, supposedly the oldest existing LGBT organisation in the world. For a decade, he was the chair of the COC and for almost
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By Unknown (via Wikimedia Commons), March 26, 2019
3. Nico Engelschman 1913-1988
two decades he was its spokesperson." (Submitted on March 26, 2019.) 

2. Nico Engelschman (GayLINC). "Nico Engelschman (1913-1988, also known as Bob Angelo) was an actor, founder of ‘Levensrecht’ (a magazine for gay men) in 1939. He was also member of the Dutch resistance, founder and nearly 20 years chairman of the Dutch COC, today’s Dutch organization advocating the rights of lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders. Niek Engelschman was one of the first to refer to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the basis of equal rights for gays and lesbians. He was convinced that discrimination based on sexual orientation had to be seen as any other form of discrimination. Therefore he strongly advocated equal rights for gay men and lesbian women plus the abolishment of any law that supported such discrimination...." (Submitted on March 26, 2019.) 
 
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