A short biography of the German anarchist Arthur Lewin, active in Spain and France.
Arthur Lewin was born into a Jewish family on 12th April 1907. He became active in the Anarcho-Syndicalist Youth(SAJD) in Leipzig. There he met his future wife Martha. He was a keen Esperantist and was a delegate to the World Esperantist Congress at Leningrad in 1925.
A short biography of Izak Aufseher, anarchist active in Germany, Spain, and Switzerland
Izak Aufseher was born in the small town of Kuty in Galicia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and now in the Ukraine, into a poor Jewish family on the 26th January 1905. He only attended school, run by Hasidic Jews, for two years and with the outbreak of the First World War he saw the break-up of his family. Forced by poverty to emigrate, he ended up in Berlin in 1928.
A short biography of Albert Kille, German language anarchist who fought in Spain.
Albert Kille was born at St Gallen in Switzerland on 31st December 1896. He appears to have moved to Germany because in 1919 he joined the Productive Supplies Union there. He also joined the German Communist Party (KPD) around the same time.
A short biography of the German Jewish anarchist Egon Illfeld
Egon Illfeld was born into a Jewish family in Wartenberg in Bavaria on January 19th, 1914. A typographer by trade, he became a member of the German Communist Party (KPD) and was sentenced in Munich in August 1934 to 6 months in prison as a member of the Communist Party. He appears to have been associated with the left opposition inside (and outside) the KPD.
2001 biography from The Guardian of anarchist member of the Freedom group, conscientious objector and face of Brylcreem, Tony Gibson.
In 1939, the society photographer, Howard Coster, was commissioned to portray a handsome young man to advertise the hair gel Brylcreem. His choice was HB "Tony" Gibson.
A short account of Vasko-Bogdan who started out as an anarchist and met his end fighting the Makhnovists
Vasily Alexandrovich Bogdanov was A Russian sailor who described himself as an anarchist internationalist, that is, he was in total opposition to the First World War. He was involved in the fighting during the Civil War and felt that he had to cooperate with the Bolsheviks. He was usually known as Vasko-Bogdan.
A short biography of the Ukrainian anarchist Anastasia Galaieva, hounded by the Bolsheviks despite her serious illness.
Nastia Galaieva was born into a workers’ family in Ekaterinoslav in 1887. Through her own strenuous efforts and perseverance she became a primary school teacher. She became a revolutionary in 1904, first of all propagandising the ideas of Machajski and in 1905 active in the Anarchist Communist Workers’ Group of Ekaterinoslav.
A short biography of David Edetkin, active in the Russian anarchist underground
Edetkin, David Chaim aka Skitalets (The Wanderer) (1892/3- after 1934)
David Edetkin apparently was politicised very young. From a Russian Jewish back ground he joined the Socialist Revolutionary Party at the age of eleven. He carried out revolutionary propaganda in Tbilisi, Baku and Batumi between 1904 and 1909.