WWII resistance

Pilarski, Alfons, 1902-1977 aka Janson, aka Jan Rylski, aka Alfons Kompardt

FAUD Ratibor members at a comrade's funeral, early 1930s

A biography of Alfons Thomasz Pilarski, a German anarcho-syndicalist who took part in the German and Polish anarchist and anti-nazi movements.

Casanova, Antonio, 1898-1966

Antonio Casanova

A short biography of anarchist and baker Antonio Casanova, who fought in the Spanish Civil War and French Resistance before returning to Argentina.

Fedi, Silvano, 1920-1944

Silvano Fedi

A short biography of Italian anarchist, anti-fascist partisan and local hero Silvano Fedi. Fighting in the Resistance, he was killed in a Nazi ambush in 1944.

The Zazous, 1940-1945

A self-made Zazou star

An account of the French anti-Nazi cultural youth movement who opposed the Vichy regime in occupied France. Influenced by jazz and swing they met in basement clubs and scuffled with fascists on the streets.

1943-1945: Anarchist partisans in the Italian Resistance

Partisans in Venice, April 1945.

Historical notes on the activities of anarchist partisans in the anti-fascist Resistance in Italy during World War II.

1941-1945: Andartiko: the Greek resistance - Jack Ray

Greek partisan women and men

A short history of the Andartiko, Greek Resistance partisans who fought fascist occupation. This article is highly uncritical and we disagree with some of it but reproduce it here for reference. For some more balanced articles covering the appalling anti-working class actions of the Greek Communist Party see these texts by Andrew Flood, Aghis Stinas and Solidarity.

1939-1945: Spanish Resistance in France

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An account of the activity of Spanish anarchist and anti-fascist exiles in the Resistance in Nazi-occupied France. Tens of thousands were forced to flee Spain following fascist victory in the Civil War.

1944-1945: Anarchists in the Hungarian Resistance

Hungarian soldiers and Arrow Cross fascist group shredd Jewish books

The anarchists in WWII Hungary who fought in the Resistance to the Nazis and later the Russian occupiers until their suppression by the Communists.

Armed resistance to Franco, 1939-1965 - Antonio Téllez

Spanish resistance fighters in the mountains.

An account by Antonio Téllez of the underground guerrilla armed struggle of anarchists and anti-fascists against General Franco's regime following the Civil War.

The Edelweiss Pirates, 1939-1945

Edelweiss Pirates

An account of the Edelweiss Pirates, a World War II era German anti-Nazi movement of working class youth who fought against the regime.