A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers
Series: Revolutionary Lives
Pieced together for the first time by Wladek Flakin, this biography tells the story of the Jewish socialist and editor of Arbeiter und Soldat ('Worker and Soldier'), and his efforts to turn German rank-and-file soldiers against their Nazi officers in occupied France. Born in Berlin in 1913, Martin Monath was a child of war and revolution. In the 1930s he became a leader of the socialist Zionist youth organisation Hashomer Hatzair in Germany. Fleeing from Berlin to Brussels in 1939, he joined the underground Trotskyist party led by Abraham Leon, and soon became a leading member of the Fourth International in Europe. His relocation to Paris in 1943 saw the birth of Arbeiter und Soldat and his work organising illegal cells of German soldiers for a revolutionary struggle against the Nazis.
Drawing on extensive archival research, Flakin uses letters, testimonies and unpublished documents to bring Monath's story to life - weaving a tale rich with conviction and betrayal, ideology and espionage.
Nathaniel Flakin is a freelance journalist and historian based in New York and Berlin. He is the author of Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers (Pluto, 2019).
List of Abbreviations
PART I - MARTIN MONATH
2. A Jewish Boy from Berlin
3. Letters from Berlin and Brussels
5. The End
PART II - WORKER AND SOLDIER
Worker and Soldier: Notes on Translation
No. 1, July 1943
No. 2, August 1943
No. 3, September 1943
[No. 4, April–May 1944]
[No. 5] Special Issue – June 1944
[No. 6] July 1944
Newspaper for Soldier and Worker in the West
No. 2 [Summer 1943]
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745339962
eBook ISBN: 9781786805126
129mm x 198mm