Syndicalism and anarcho-syndicalism in Germany

FAUD - anarcho-syndikalisten

The following text comprises an introduction to the development of German syndicalism from its beginnings in 1890 until the end of its organized form in the early 1960s.

The emphasis of this introduction, however, centers on the period before and leading up to 1933, when the National Socialists under Adolf Hitler ascended to power. Syndicalism, and more specifically Anarcho-Syndicalism are movements that have been largely forgotten. This albeit superficial outline should, at its conclusion, show that this movement was not always so obscure and unknown. This piece aims not to comprehensively examine all the varied aspects of German Anarcho-syndicalism, but rather to pique the curiosity and interest of its readers.

by Helge Döhring translation by John Carroll

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Dec 24 2010 10:42

It looks very good!

Dec 24 2010 22:13

You can find the whole text also as a pdf on the website of the "Institut für Syndikalismusforschung" (Institut for (anarcho)syndicalismresearch) in Bremen.
Here is the link:

Sep 12 2012 13:55

there is now a second edition under

Sep 13 2012 17:41

This is a pretty important english language FAUD document. In the sense of giving folks an anarcho-syndicalist perspective on the FAUD.

And folks who can read German, the Bremen comrades have really been quite good in getting German a/s history up and out.