Cornelis Gerhard Anton de Kom Born 22 February 1898 (1898-02-22) Paramaribo, Suriname. Died April 24, 1945, Sandbostel, Germany. He was the son of a former slave. A Surinamese resistance fighter and anti-colonialist author.
De Kom was born in Paramaribo, Suriname, to farmer Adolf de Kom and Judith Jacoba Dulder. His father was born a slave. As was not uncommon, his surname is a reversal of the slave owner’s name, who was called Mok.