10 September 1891
|Died||26 February 1956
Mexico City, Mexico
|Nationality||Ukrainian, later became a citizen of Mexico|
|Occupation||https://ieonline.microsoft.com/#ieslice Social and political activist, writer, revolutionary|
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. The story of his life is described in the travel book In Patagonia by the English author Bruce Chatwin.
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