World War II

Politics (July-August 1947)

This issue of politics is devoted entire to French political thought, with contributions from notable figures such as Georges Bataille, Simone de Beavoir, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Japan's wartime use of colonial labour: Taiwan and Korea (1937-45)

A thesis detailing the extent of the exploitation of colonial labourers of Taiwanese and Korean origin as Japan mobilised for war, the conditions of the workers and their resistance.

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.