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John Heartfield – the Photomontage Magician

John Heartfield was a highly productive artist, especially in his young adult life. He is perhaps best known for his 240 photomontages, but he was also an accomplished scenographer and editor and the co-founder of a magazine as well as… Continue Reading →

75th Anniversary of Victory in World War II

Friedrich ”Fritz” Schuhmann

Wir versprechen, ihre Erinnerung zu ehren Deine Treue und Deinen Mut indem sie zum Sieg führt, die Sache, für die Du Dein Blut geopfert We promise to honour your memory your faithfulness and your courage by leading to victory, the… Continue Reading →

Alfred Runge Erichsen – a Dramatic Voyage from Valencia to Barcelona

This is the story about and by Alfred Runge Erichsen, a Danish sailor who experienced two world wars and a civil war: during the First World War, he worked as a ship’s boy on vessels that transported weapons between the… Continue Reading →

Michail Jakusjin and Marius Christensen – Bound Together by History

Michail Jakusjin and Marius Christensen were part of the same event. It laid the foundation for their friendship and became the axis around which their friendship revolved. In 1937, Marius Christiansen was a Danish volunteer in the Spanish Civil War… Continue Reading →

Bernhard Kristian Larsen – When the Italians Took a Pretty Good Beating at Guadalajara

16 April 1937, Bernhard Larsen sent a letter to Arbejderbladet (‘The Worker’s Paper’) in which he writes about life as a soldier in the Thälmann Battalion during the Battle of Jarama and later at the Guadalajara Front, where the Italians… Continue Reading →

Erich ‘Vatti’ Hoffmann – Brigadist and Auschwitz Prisoner

Erich Hoffmann was a German communist worker from Hamburg who dedicated his life to the fight against fascism. As part of this fight, he helped save close to 200 Hungarian children in Auschwitz and Buchenwald   By Thomas Mayer Becoming… Continue Reading →

Nine Danes in the Francoist Concentration Camp San Pedro de Cardeña

Nine Danish volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, captured by the fascists, were incarcerated in San Pedro de Cardeña concentration camp in the province of Burgos. This is the story of their release and later lives In Denmark, little is known… Continue Reading →

Axel Andersen and Viggo Lindenbaum

Axel Sigurd Holger Andersen and Viggo Alexander Lindenbaum were both members of the Danmarks Kommunistiske Ungdom (DKU) (the Communist Youth of Denmark). Within the space of a few months, they both left for Spain in 1937 and were enrolled in… Continue Reading →

Johan Ingvar (and Eggert and Harry) Annfeldt

Johan Ingvar, Eggert and Harry Annfeldt were three Danish brothers who fought in the Spanish Civil War. Eggert and Harry never returned home   By Allan Christiansen Johan Ingvar Annfeldt was born 17 September 1904 in Kristrup, suburb of Randers… Continue Reading →

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