WWII resistance

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.

Vassev, Manol, 1898-1958

Manol Vassev

A short biography of Bulgarian anarchist militant, workplace organiser and World War II Resistance fighter. He was murdered by Communist secret police in 1958.

Stuart Christie's account of his actions in a Franco assassination attempt, 1964

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An extract of Stuart Christie's book Granny Made Me An Anarchist which describes his involvement in an attempt to assassinate Spanish dictator General Franco. He describes his experiences from picking up the plastic explosive in France to his arrest by Franco's police in Spain.

White Rose documents

Hans Scholl (left), Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst, leaders of the White Ros

All the leaflets published by the White Rose group of anti-fascists in Germany, including other documents and texts related to the group.

Interview with an Edelweiss Pirate - Walter Mayer

Edelweiss Pirates in Cologne.

Transcript of a short interview with Walter Mayer, a member of the German youth anti-Nazi organisation, the Edelweiss Pirates.

1939-1945: Anarchist activity in France during World War II

Patchy historical information about the activity of some anarchists - revolutionary and pacifist - in France during World War II and under occupation.</

The Workers' Opposition in Nazi Germany - Tim Mason

German workers, 1920s.

Tim Mason on resistance to the Nazis from the German working class.

Persici, Celso, 1895-1988

Celso Persici.

A short biography of Italian anarchist bricklayer Celso Persici, who fought fascism across Europe and in Morocco, by his son.

Zorkine (Vrbica), Paul, 1921-1962

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A short biography of Yugoslavian anarchist-communist Paul Zorkine.

Bouyé, Henri, 1912-1999

Henri Bouyé

A short biography of Henri Bouyé, who kept the French anarchist movement going throughout World War II and rebuilt the movement following the war.