Phan Văn Hùm

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Phan Văn Hùm (9 April 1902 – 1946) was a Vietnamese Trotskyist who took part in the Fourth International.[1]

He spent three years in Poulo Condore jail from 1939–1942. He was killed by the Viet Minh in the days following the Japanese surrender in Vietnam at the end of World War II.[2] His fellow Trotskyites Tạ Thu Thâu and Phan Văn Chánh met the same fate.[3]


  1. ^ Justin Corfield Historical Dictionary of Ho Chi Minh City 2013 p242 "Phan Văn Hùm - "A journalist and revolutionary, he was born on 9 April 1902 in the village of An Thanh, in what is now the province of Binh ... Teaching English in Toulouse, he was involved in the Fourth Communist International, and after having to leave ...Teaching at Ecole Paul Doumer, he was elected to the Saigon Municipal Council, and was re~elected in 1939. He was arrested and sentenced to three years in jail, being taken to Poulo Condore. Released in 1942, he was killed during the"
  2. ^ Philippe M. F. Peycam - The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism: Saigon, 1916-1930 2013 "While the political scene was shifting toward a radical opposition between two irreconcilable sides—the Vietnamese ... Phan Văn Hùm, Tạ Thu Thâu, and probably others were killed in the days following the Japanese surrender in August ...
  3. ^ Viêt Nam Exposé: French Scholarship on Twentieth-century Vietnam Gisèle Luce Bousquet, Pierre Brocheux - 2002 "... like Huynh Phu So, who met the same fate as the Trotskyists Ta Thu Thau, Phan Van Hum, Tran Van Thach, Huynh Van Phuong, and Phan Van Chanh"