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Ernest Mandel

Ernest Mandel (April 5, 1923 - July 20, 1995)was a Belgian Jew recruited to the Fourth International. During the Second World War he survived imprisonment in a concentration camp. Ater the war he became a leader of both the Belgian Trotskyists and of the Fourth International alongside Michel Pablo. When the FI split in 1953 the two men were the senior leaders of the International Secretariat of the Fourth International.

In 1963 he led the ISFI into a fusion with most of the forces which had backed the International Committee of the Fourth International in 1953. This regroupment being known as the United Secretariat of the Fourth International. Until his death Mandel would be its most outstanding and representative leader.