German Resistance

Wafner, Kurt, 1918-2007

Antifascist youth in 1935, Wafner sitting centre front row

A short biography of German anarchist Kurt Wafner.

Street politics in Hamburg, 1932-3

Nazi brownshirts in 1932

Anthony McElligott examines the street fighting and battle for control of territory between fascists and the working class in the run-up to the Nazi seizure of power.

Doster, Gustav aka Gustl 1904-1977

Gustav Doster standing on left at illegal FAUD meeting in 1933.

Gustav Doster was a leading light in the anarchist movement in the Rhineland. He organised underground anarchist networks under Nazism and experienced the Spanish Revolution.

Friedetzky, Heinrich, 1910-1998

Heinrich Friedetzky was a German anarchist who preserved his beliefs despite the experiences of Nazism, prison and concentration camps.

Benner, Fritz (1906-1966)

Fritz Benner

A short biography of Fritz Benner, courageous German anarchist.

Berner, Rudolf, 1907-1977

A short biography of Swedish anarchist Rudolf Berner, active in Spain and in underground work in Nazi Germany.

Götze, Anna, 1875-1958

A short biography of anarchist and German revolutionary Anna Götze.

Elser, Georg, 1903-1945

Georg Elser

The story of a quiet man who tried single-handedly to kill Hitler.

Schmitz, Hans, 1914-2007

Hans Schmitz

A short biography of German anarcho-syndicalist, militant anti-fascist and conscript to the Wehrmacht, Hans Schmitz.

Glaser, Georg Katharina, 1910-1995

Georg Katharina Glaser

A short biography of worker, autodidact, writer, anarchist and anti-Nazi German Georg Katharina Glaser.