Simón Radowitzky

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Simón Radowitzky
Born Szymon Radowicki
(1891-09-10)10 September 1891
Stepanice, Ukraine
Died 26 February 1956(1956-02-26) (aged 64)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Ukrainian, later became a citizen of Mexico
Ethnicity Jewish
Occupation Social and political activist, writer, revolutionary
Known for Expropriations
Assassination of Ramón Lorenzo Falcón

Simón Radowitzky (Stepanice, Ukraine, 10 September or 10 November 1891 – Mexico City, Mexico, 29 February 1956) was a militant Ukrainian Argentine worker and anarchist. He was one of the best-known prisoners of the penal colony in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, where he was held for the assassination of Ramón Lorenzo Falcón, a head of police responsible for the brutal repression of Red Week in 1909 in Buenos Aires.

Radowitzky was pardoned after 21 years, he left Argentina and fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War. He died in Mexico where he worked in a factory making toys.[1] The story of his life is described in the travel book In Patagonia by the English author Bruce Chatwin.

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  1. ^ "Radowitzky, Simon, 1891–1956". Archived from the original on 1 April 2013. 

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