The Free Voice of Labor/Freie Arbeiter Stimme: The Jewish Anarchists

“The Free Voice of Labor: The Jewish Anarchists” traces the history of a Yiddish anarchist newspaper (Fraye Arbeter Shtime – The Free Voice of Labor) publishing its final issue after 87 years. Narrated by anarchist historian Paul Avrich, the story is mostly told by the newspaper’s now elderly, but decidedly unbowed staff. It’s the story of one of the largest radical movements among Jewish immigrant workers in the 19th and 20th centuries, the conditions that led them to band together, their fight to build trade unions, their huge differences with the communists, their attitudes towards violence, Yiddish culture, and their loyalty to one another.

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2 Responses to The Free Voice of Labor/Freie Arbeiter Stimme: The Jewish Anarchists

  1. Mike Harris says:

    The problem with the top photo is the newspaper “Friehiet” was the organ of the Communist Party, not the anarchist FAS

  2. Julius Gavroche says:

    Thank you very much for the correction!

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