World War II

Lubbe, Marinus van der 1911-1934

Marinus van der Lubbe

A short biography of Marinus van der Lubbe, the Dutch council communist who set the Reichstag fire.

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.

Anarchist activity in Nazi Germany - Albert Meltzer

Target - Anarchist assassination attempts failed

Some notes on the activity of anarchists in Germany immediately preceding and soon after the Nazis' gained power, including accounts of attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

1921-1944: The crushing of the FAUD by Hitler

An account of the decline and crushing of the anarcho-syndicalist trade union the FAUD in Hitler's Germany.

1943-1944: The CNT and the liberation of Paris

Information about the role that members of the Spanish anarchist trade union the CNT played in the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation.

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.

Cooper, Thomas Heller - Britain's Own War Criminal

British free corps recruitment poster

The story of the British Free Corps, the British SS unit, and one of its key figures Thomas Heller Cooper.

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.

Capitalism at Work : The Bombing of Dresden - February 1945