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New publication: "Free Society : A German exile in revolutionary Spain" by Werner Droescher

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New publication from the Kate Sharpley Library

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Werner Droescher was an exile from Nazi Germany who in 1936 found himself pitched into the dramatic social reconstruction of the Spanish Revolution. Droescher, with his companion Greville Teixidor, joined the revolutionary militias on the Aragon front. Later they carried out solidarity work for the Spanish anarchists from London, before returning to Spain to work with refugee children. This extract from his autobiography, Odyssey of a teacher, gives a first hand account of the anarchist attempt to build a free society. The introduction by Farrell Cleary shows the impact of this experience, and Droescher’s influence on the Anarchist movement in New Zealand where he first settled in 1940.

Contents

Werner Droescher, “The Spanish Civil War and the Anarchists”
Werner Droescher, “The Aragon Front”
Anonymous “Spanish Anarchists Made Ideas Work”

Published by the Kate Sharpley Library in conjunction with the Aotearoa Workers’ Solidarity Movement.
ISBN 9781873605066, Anarchist library #23.
See publication details http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/2ngfw3

Also, the January 2012 issue of KSL: Bulletin of the Kate Sharpley Library is now online.
http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/7pvndw

Contents:

Manuel Pérez Fernández – Spanish cabinet-maker and anarchist by Edgar Rodrigues
Odessa Anarchists Appeal to the city's Underworld (1919)
Josep Maria Alomà by Ramon Graus i Alomà
Interview with Alan MacSimóin of the Irish Anarchist History Archive

Related Link: http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/2ngfw3

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