biographies

Tsesnik, Grigori Anatolievich or Antonovich (1890-1938)

A short biography of Grigori Tsesnik, Russian anarchist hounded by the Soviet authorities

Manuel Escorza del Val (1912-1968). A biographical note – Agustín Guillamón

A brief biographical sketch of the remarkable life of Manuel Escorza del Val (1912-1968), who, disabled by polio when he was a child, but possessing a formidable intellect and an indomitable will, was an active member of the Libertarian Youth and the Peninsular Committee of the FAI, and then the chief of domestic intelligence for the CNT-FAI during the Spanish Civil War—a ruthless persecutor of fascists, priests and “incontrolados”, and “the most powerful figure in the CNT” in April-May 1937 when he played a decisive role in the outbreak of the May Events—and, after the war, he emigrated to Chile, where he wrote literary and cultural review articles for local newspapers.

The Fichtmann family

A short account of the Fichtmann family, active in the KAPD and AAU

Berezin, Morris (Moishe Isaakovich) (1888-1973)

From Chains to Freedom

A short biography of Morris Berezin, a Jewish anarchist active in Russia and the USA.

Lipotkin, Lazar (1891-1959) real name Eliezer Lazarev

Union of Russian Workers 1917

A short biography of Anarchist Lazar Lipotkin, active in Russia and the USA

Marie E.J. Pitt, 1869-1948

Marie Pitt

A short biography of Australian poet, feminist, ecologist and anarchist Marie EJ Pitt, written by PD Gardner.

She stood on the barricades - Robyn Karina

Elisabeth Dmitrieff

A brief account of Elisabeth Dmitrieff, an eager revolutionary from Russia, and her journey in organising thousands of working class women during the Paris Commune of 1871 at only 20 years old.

Joseph Ettor, 1885-1948

Joseph Ettor

A short biography of Industrial Workers of the World union organiser, Joseph Ettor, written by the Black Rose Anarchist Federation.

Medina Onrubia de Botana, Salvadora Carmen, 1894-1972

Salvadora Carmen Medina Onrubia

A short biography of Argentinian feminist anarchist poet and writer Salvadora Carmen Medina Onrubia de Botana, written by Cristina Guzzo.

Kaminsky, Vladimir Konstantinovich (1889 or 1891-1920)

Krasnoyarsk anarchists

A short biography of Vladimir Kaminsky, active in Ukraine and then in Siberia