Nguyễn Văn Cừ (revolutionary)

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This article is about the Vietnamese communist secretary of the 1930s. For the South Vietnamese pilot involved in the 1962 coup attempt, see Nguyễn Văn Cử (pilot).
Nguyễn Văn Cừ
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General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam
In office
30 March 1938 – 9 November 1940
Preceded by Hà Huy Tập
Succeeded by Trường Chinh
Personal details
Born 9 July 1912
Bắc Ninh Province, French Indochina
Died August 28, 1941(1941-08-28) (aged 29)
Saigon, French Indochina
Political party Communist Party of Vietnam

Nguyễn Văn Cừ (9 July 1912-28 August 1941) was a Vietnamese revolutionary. He served as the fourth General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) 30 March 1938-9 November 1940.

He was arrested by the French and executed by French firing squad at the Giồng T-road junction (ngã ba Giồng) in Hóc Môn District along with Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai and Võ Văn Tần in August 1941.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erik Harms Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City - Page 29 "... intersection, where many anticolonial figures perished, including, most famously, the trio of Nguyễn thị Minh Khai, Võ Văn Tần, and Nguyễn Văn Cừ, who were put before the firing squads there on August 28, 1941. ... And nowadays the historic memorial to revolutionary martyrs executed at the “Giồng” triple intersection is threatened by"