Ernst Schneider (communist)

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Ernst Schneider (23 July 1883, Königsberg- 1963, Southend) was German sailor who played an active part in the German Revolution of November 1918 and who participated in the Hamburg Uprising of October 1923.[1] He remained active in the German Workers' movement until being arrested by the Gestapo in 1935.[1] In 1939, he reached England, where he joined the Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation.[1]

Schneider started worker as a harbourman, working on launches and lighters which did not leave the harbour. He joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), but soon moved on to become involved with anarcho-syndicalism, editing Der Kampf, the journal of the Hamburg Anarchist Federation.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Schneider, Ernst. "The Wilhelmshaven Revolt". Marxists Internet Archive. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  2. ^ Heath, Nick. "Schneider, Ernst Wilhelm, 1883-1946 or 1970? Aka Ikarus". Libcom. Libcom. Retrieved 30 August 2016.