WWII resistance

Caleffi, Giovanina, 1897-1962

Giovanna Caleffi with Maria Luisa (on the left) and Giliana Berneri

Biography of Italian anarchist Giovanina Caleffi aka Giovanna Berneri, who, as well as being involved in anti-fascist resistance during the Second World War and helping rebuild the Italian anarchist movement after it, was also the wife of Camillo Berneri and mother of Marie Louise and Giliana Berneri.

Elser, Georg, 1903-1945

Georg Elser

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

General strike against military conscription in German-occupied Luxembourg, 1942 - George Kieffer

Death sentence notice for strikers

An account of the walk out in the central post office during the general strike in Luxembourg, 1942, by the son of one of the participants using his father's papers.

1914-1946: Third camp internationalists in France during World War II

An anarchist festival in Paris, 1936

An outstanding article by Pierre Lannert, describing the activities of internationalists during World War II. Published by Échanges et mouvement.

Audrey Hepburn - Dutch Resistance courier

Born of wealthy fascist parents, actress Audrey Helpburn became a courier and raised funds for the Dutch Resistance in World War II.

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

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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.