Spanish Civil War and the Seafarers and Dockers



Erich ‘Vatti’ Hoffmann – Brigadist and Auschwitz Prisoner

| SPANISHSKY.DK 10. FEBRUARY 2020 | 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… Continue Reading →

Nine Danes in the Francoist Concentration Camp San Pedro de Cardeña

| SPANISHSKY.DK 9. FEBRUARY 2020 |     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… Continue Reading →

Axel Andersen and Viggo Lindenbaum

| SPANISHSKY.DK 4 FEBRUARY 2020 | 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… Continue Reading →

Johan Ingvar (and Eggert and Harry) Annfeldt

| SPANISHSKY.DK 27 JANUARY 2020 | 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/Translation (from Danish) by Maria Busch Johan Ingvar… Continue Reading →

Viggo Christensen Holm

| SPANISHSKY.DK 19 JANUARY 2020 | 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… Continue Reading →

Four Danes in the Spanish Civil War

| SPANISHSKY.DK 30 DECEMBER 2019 | 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… Continue Reading →

Willi Bredel – A Short Biography

| SPANISHSKY.DK 13 DECEMBER 2019 | 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… Continue Reading →

Hans Beimler

| SPANISHSKY.DK 22 NOVEMBER 2019 | 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… Continue Reading →

Mur de la Memòria – The Wall of Memory

|SPANISHSKY.DK 15 JUNE 2019 | 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… Continue Reading →

The Stones of History

|SPANISHSKY.DK 17 MAY 2019 | 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… Continue Reading →

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