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Max Bladeck

Ruhr Miner

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Max Bladeck joined the Communist Party as a young German coal miner in the 1920s. He remained loyal during the Hitler years when tens of thousands of communists were imprisoned or lost their lives. By the time he arrived in Caux in 1949, his lungs were affected by silicosis, and he could no longer work in the mines. He was chair of the works council of one of the pits in his town, Moers, and a member of the Party’s provincial executive for North Rhine-Westphalia.

You can read something of his story here: https://www.iofc.ch/stories/1949-max-bladeck

Nationality
Germany
Primary country of residence
Germany
Nationality
Germany
Primary country of residence
Germany