Alfred Nakache in 1938.
|Competitor for France|
|1938 London||4×200 m freestyle|
Alfred Nakache (November 18, 1915 in Constantine, French Algeria – 1983) was a French swimmer and water polo player. A member of the French team for the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympic Games, he also swam in the first post-war Summer Olympics in London in 1948. He is one of two Jewish athletes, as far as is known, to have competed in the Olympics after surviving the Holocaust.
Nakache was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. He was the subject of a French documentary in 2001, entitled Alfred Nakache, the Swimmer of Auschwitz.
Records & championships
- World—200 m butterfly—1941
- World—relay 3 X 100 m3 strokes—1946
- Europe—100 m butterfly—1941
- France—400 m butterfly—1943
- France—relay 4 X 200 m freestyle—1946
- Champion of France—100 m freestyle in 1935-38, and 1941–42
- Champion of France—200 m freestyle in 1937-38, and 1941–42
- Champion of France—200 m butterfly in 1938, 1941–42, and 1946
- Champion of France—400 m freestyle in 1942
- Champion of France—relay 4 X 200 m freestyle in 1937-39, 1942, 1944-52 (13 titles, including 9 consecutive)
- University champion—100 m freestyle in 1936
- Champion of North Africa—100 m freestyle in 1931
Maccabiah Games silver medal in 1935–100 m freestyle
- Steve Lipman (August 13, 2004). "The Olympics and The Holocaust". Jewish Federations of North America.