Spanish Civil War and the Seafarers and Dockers



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 →

Cross-border Antifascism 1933-1945

Rien Dijkstra – secretary of the Dutch International Brigade memorial trust, Stichting Spanje 1936-1939 and, in coorporation with the Danish sister organisation Foreningen Venner af De Internatio-nale Brigader, initiator of the website – died 2. August 2018. Rien has… Continue Reading →

The Spanish Monument – from idea to reality – 1946-1986

The monument to the Danish volunteers who fell in the Spanish civil war, located in Churchill Park on the Esplanade in Copenhagen, has a chequered past. Chequered, in the sense that the will to raise the monument was ever present,… Continue Reading →

“The Address” – An everyday story from Madrid by Ruth Berlau

I guess that he is ten, maybe twelve years old. The boy at the post office in Madrid, packet under his arm. He has a pale and narrow face and big, big eyes. He has been standing in the exact… Continue Reading →

Paulina Abramson and Adelina Kondratjeva – two sisters, one struggle

  Paulina Abramson (married Mamsurova), 1915-2000 Paulina Abramson was born in 1915 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Russian emigrant parents. Their father being a communist, Paulina and her younger sister Adelina grew up in a pronounced political environment. In 1930,… Continue Reading →

The unveiling of the monument ‘Blockade-Runners to Spain’

Photo reportage of the unveiling of the monument ‘Blockade-Runners to Spain’ in Glasgow, 2. March 2019   By Allan Christiansen From hotel Alexander Thomson to the party’s offices at Waterloo Street, then to the monument ‘La Pasionaria’ by the river Clyde… Continue Reading →

Wolfgang (‘Wolf’) Hoffmann

Wolfgang Hoffmann – an anti-fascist sailor from Vienna (Born 25. May 1912 in Vienna, died in March 11. 1942 in Camp of Gross Rosen) Towards new horizons Wolfgang Hoffmann was the seventeen-year-old son of a well-to-do Viennese lawyer. Sometime during… Continue Reading →

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