Eugène Deloncle was a French businessman and far-right political activist who lived from 1890 to 1944. He was the founder and leader of the “Cagoule” (meaning “hood” in French), a secretive and extremist group that emerged in France during the 1930s.
The Cagoule was strongly anti-Semitic and advocated for the overthrow of the French government in order to establish a fascist regime. Deloncle himself was a fervent supporter of Nazi Germany and met with high-ranking Nazi officials, including Adolf Hitler himself, in the 1930s.
During World War II, Deloncle collaborated with the occupying German forces and used his influence to try to establish a collaborationist government in France. However, his efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, and he was arrested by the French resistance in 1943. He was executed in 1944 for his collaboration with the Germans.
Deloncle’s legacy is one of extremism, anti-Semitism, and collaboration with a foreign occupying power. He is often remembered as one of the most notorious far-right activists in French history.