World War II

Life in the century's midnight

Photo of bodies being burned at Auschwitz taken by resistance member

A history of the left wing and Jewish resistance movement in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust, by Marcus Barnett.

Simple sabotage field manual

Simple sabotage manual cover

A manual for sabotage at the workplace, originally published in 1944 by the CIA's predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services for citizens of Nazi-occupied countries. It still has relevance for workers today who wish to sabotage their employers.

Stjepan Filipović: everlasting symbol of anti-fascism

Stjepan Filipović on the gallows

Short account of the execution of Croatian communist partisan Stjepan Filipović by the Nazis in 1942, which was made famous by his final act of defiance.

Manifesto of the communist left to the proletarians of Europe (1944)

Manifesto from 'Bulletin international de discussion de la Gauche Communiste Italienne' #6, June 1944.

Resistance to Nazism: Shattered Armies-How the Working Class fought Nazism and Fascism 1933-1945

Telling the stories of libertarian groups that were opposing Fascism in Europe before, and into, the rise of the Nazis including Edelweiss Pirates, FAUD underground, Zazous, 43 group, Arditi del Popolo and dozens of other Italian groups

Opposition and resistance in Nazi Germany

Group of Edelweiss Pirates being executed, Cologne 10 November 1944

Pamphlet offering a snapshot of some elements of the resistance to Nazism in Germany before and during World War II. It is not a comprehensive account and has some important omissions, discussed in the comments below.

Zionism against Jews - Jews Against Zionism

Text by 'Jews Against Zionism'.

The massacre of the internationalist communists in Greece, December 1944

KKE headquarters, December 1944

An account of the killings of internationalist communists, Trotskyists and anarchists by nationalist communists in the Greek resistance movement during World War II.

World without visa

Jean Malaquais

The most famous novel of libertarian communist author Jean Malaquais, set in Marseille under Vichy control prior to the German occupation. Dozens of characters feature in this acclaimed novel of human dislocation and degradation.

Selected Writings - Clara Zetkin

Essays and speeches from 1889-1933, long unavailable in the U.S., on women's equality, labor, peace, socialism.