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The Tragic Procession

The Tragic Procession

Alexander Berkman and Russian Prisoner Aid

Alexander Berkman (Contributor)

  • Publisher: ABSC / Kate Sharpley Library
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 106
  • Released: Sep 3, 2010
  • ISBN-13: 9781873605905


Bulletin of the Joint Committee for the Defense of Revolutionists Imprisoned in Russia and Bulletin of the Relief Fund of the International Working Men's Association for Anarchists and Anarcho-Syndicalists Imprisoned or Exiled in Russia

Reprinted here for the first time, this collection of bulletins—edited through the years by Alexander Berkman, Mark Mratchny, Milly Witcop-Rocker, Rudolf Rocker, et al.—chronicle the gradual slaughter of a whole generation of Russian anarchists and revolutionists. They also illustrate the astonishing effort of small groups of radicals who, living often in appalling conditions themselves, attempted to both highlight the vicious reality of the Bolshevik government and alert a wider public to the awful situation its prisoners found themselves in. Imprisoned, tortured, driven mad, and exiled to places so remote no contact with the outside world was possible, the prisoners disappeared into a totalitarian darkness. Each recorded name or initial printed here signifes a life that often had been spent in revolutionary commitment, a life systematically and carefully destroyed by erstwhile "comrades." To remember them is the least we can do.

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