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Partner: Jewish Museum, London (JML)
Reference: 1986.68.2
Title: Anarchists
Description: Group of radicals or anarchists (L-R): Ernst Simmerling, Rudolf Rocker, Wuppler, Lazar Sabelinsky, and Loefler, with (seated) Milly Witkop, who was the common-law wife of Rocker, and Milly Sabel (Milly Sabelinsky). - Group of political radicals or anarchists, members of the 'Federation of Jewish Anarchists'. (L-R): Ernst Simmerling, Rudolf Rocker, Wuppler, Lazar Sabelinsky, and Loefler, with (seated) Milly Witkop, the common-law wife of Rocker, and Milly Sabel, partner of Sabelinsky. Rudolf Rocker (1873 - 1958) was German-born and settled in the East End of London in 1895, and joined the Jewish anarchist movement he found there. Although he was a Gentile, he learned Yiddish and became editor of the Yiddish communist-anarchist weekly 'Der Arbeiter Fraint' (The Workers Friend), and wrote countless speeches for their meetings. He was one of the organisers of the Tailors' Strike of 1912 which sought to end the sweating system of labour.
Date(s): 1912
Community: Jewish Community
Theme: Settling (experiences of living in England)
Format: Image
Access: Available for consultation at the Jewish Museum, London.
Creator: Unknown
Rights: out of copyright - Jewish Museum, London
Physical Description: good - edges slightly worn - Sepia albumen print mounted on cardboard (height: 150 mm) (width: 207 mm)
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