Public Figure Profiles

Alfred Nakache

Alfred Nakache (1915–1983) was a Jewish 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 set the world record in the 200 metre breaststroke with a time of 2:36.8 on 6 July 1941 in the long course seawater pool in Catalans in Marseilles. Since FINA at the time recognized world records set in either short course (25 metre) or long course (50 metre) pools for the 200 metre breaststroke, his record was easily broken by Joe Verdeur in 1946 in a short course pool. If records were measured as they are today in long and short course pools, Verdeur would have broken Nakache's long course world record of 2:36.8 in 1948 at the US Olympic trials with a time of 2:36.3. With Alexandre Jany and Georges Vallerey Jr., he broke the world record for 3 X 100m medley on August 8, 1946.Nakache was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2019. He was the subject of a French documentary in 2001, entitled Alfred Nakache, the Swimmer of Auschwitz and the 2017 French documentary entitled “Nage Libre”, directed by Thierry Lashéras, coproduced by EVA Productions and France Télévisions, with the participation of French Olympic swimmer Fabien Gilot, in the steps of Nakache.

At 12 August 1941 he had a French Jewish girl daughter named Annie Nakache, born in Constantine (Algeria). She lived in Toulouse. She was a daughter of the swimmer with Ms. Paule Nakache. In January 1944 she was deported to Auschwitz with her parents and later was murdered in a gas chamber with her mother Paule. .

After ending his career in Reunion Island, he died on August 4, 1983, following a malaise while swimming in the port of Cerbère.

He is buried in the Le Py cemetery in Sète.

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Some of their strengths

Alfred Nakache has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Brave, Energetic, Courageous, Diplomatic, Resilient, Selfless, and Disciplined.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Alfred Nakache is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Alfred Nakache well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Alfred Nakache as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Inquisitive and Progressive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Alfred Nakache is someone who is an eternal student who is always interested in learning new things, and who has a desire to shake things up and change things.

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Alfred Nakache tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Alfred Nakache's challenges

While Alfred Nakache has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Alfred Nakache can be Complicated, Brusque, Short-tempered, Impulsive, Careless, Relentless, and Inflexible.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Alfred Nakache's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Alfred Nakache must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Relentless and Inflexible

Alfred Nakache is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Alfred Nakache also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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