World War II

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.

Planet Malaquais – Emilie Bickerton

Emilie Bickerton on Geneviève Nakach, 'Malaquais rebelle'. Biography of a world-wandering modernist writer. First published in NLR #84 (Nov–Dec 2013).

The ordeal in France - Norbert Guterman

Norbert Guterman

Four books on occupied France. Reviewed in Commentary magazine, October 1948.

Auschwitz or the great alibi

Article from Communist Left, No. 6, July – December, 1993; translated from La Gauche Communiste, no. 13., 1987. Original in Programme Communiste, N. 11, 1960. Although attributed to Amadeo Bordiga, it was probably written by the French-Jewish Bordigist Martin Axelrad (1926 – 2010), once a refugee, his parents died at Treblinka.