Biography: Arthur Haulot

Baron Arthur Haulot was born on November 15, 1913 in Liège. In 1931 he commenced working as journalist for various newspapers before occupying leading positions in the Belgian Communications Ministry from 1937. After German forces occupied Belgium in 1940, Haulot was active in the resistance. Arrested in 1941, he was sent to the Mauthausen camp and then in November 1942 to Dachau. He was liberated there by the U.S. Army in April 1945.

In the liberated camp Haulot represented the former Belgian inmates on the International Prisoner Committee and became its chairman on May 26, 1945. He testified at the Dachau Main Trial and actively supported the reduction of the sentences given to kapos. Haulot was a reporter in Germany until 1946 before his appointment as General Commissar for Tourism in Belgium. He died on May 24, 2005 in Brussels.

Arthur Haulot after the liberation, april/may 1945 - Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial