Cover of "Was will der Syndikalismus?", a pamphlet written by Max Baginski

Speaker: Mina Mitreva, Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy, International Security Program

German anarcho-syndicalists were active participants in the 1918 Revolution and their ranks experienced rapid growth in the early years of the Weimar Republic. As the political crisis of German democracy deepened, the non-violent anarchist movement was wiped out of existence by political radicalization. Yet it did not dissolve without resistance. This talk will reconstruct the process of systematic suppression and eradication by which the Nazi regime silenced left-wing political opposition in the early 1930s. It will also shed light on the domestic and transnational anarcho-syndicalist resistance to fascism, offering insights into a little studied chapter of interwar labor history.

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