WWII resistance

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

Napoleon Zervas, leader of the military wing of the EDES, with fellow officers.

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.

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

Stuart Christie's mugshot

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.</