Spanish Civil War and the Seafarers and Dockers



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 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 (East… Continue Reading →

Viggo Christensen Holm

Viggo Christensen Holm was one of the approximately 500 Danes who fought in the Spanish Civil War. Like so many of the Danish volunteers, Viggo was a communist and continued the fight against fascism in the Danish resistance    … Continue Reading →

Four Danes in the Spanish Civil War

Brothers Harald, Kai and Aage Nielsen and their friend Hans Petersen were four young workers who, shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, decided to leave for Spain in order to fight fascism side by side with the… Continue Reading →

Willi Bredel – a short biography

Having his roots in Hamburg among the cigar makers, factory workers and seamen, the writer Willi Bredel’s documentation of the history of the Hamburg workers is unprecedented.   Bredel became internationally renowned for his documentary novel “Die Prüfung” (“The Ordeal”),… Continue Reading →

Hans Beimler

Munich 2 July 1895 – Madrid 1 December 1936   By Freundeskreis der XI. Internationalen Brigade and Allan Christiansen Childhood and youth Hans Beimler was born in Munich 2 July 1895. His working class parents were not married. Three weeks old… Continue Reading →

Mur de la Memòria – The Wall of Memory

Associació Memòria de Mallorca has initiated the creation of the memorial, Mur de la Memòria at the municipal cemetery in Palma de Mallorca. During the fascist dictatorship, this cemetery was the site of a great many executions, including that of Palma’s… Continue Reading →

The Stones of History

Around the world, you’ll find the so-called ‘stolpersteine’ (German for ‘stumbling stones’). They are actually brass memorial plaques which have been placed to remind us about the horrors and victims of Holocaust. The ‘stones’ are usually set into the pavement… Continue Reading →

German antifascists send a greeting

A greeting from the German antifascists 9 May 1945-2019 SPASIBO! RED ARMY & SOVIET UNION You will be forever in our hearts. Antifascists from Hamburg, Berlin and Leipzig  

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