Spanish Civil War and the Seafarers and Dockers



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 laid 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  

The Hi(story) of 1 May

When we celebrate 1 May, many people merely perceive it as a tradition. They might have a vague idea of what it is about without giving much thought to it. In Copenhagen, people traditionally gather in different parts of the city… Continue Reading →

Harry Hynes and (Joe) Louis Joseph Bianca

Harry Hynes and Joe Bianca were among the American maritime workers who joined the International Brigades  – 250 from the New York waterfront alone and hundreds more from other poor waterfront cities. Both were killed in Spain Maritime Workers, Union… Continue Reading →

Notes on the History of The Internationale

Pierre Degeyter and the workers’ choir La Lyre des Travailleurs Pierre Chrétier Degeyter was born 8 October 1848 in Gent, Belgium. Around the age of ten, after the family had relocated to France, he started working in the textile mills… Continue Reading →

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