One Page: An Anti-Fascist Hero You Probably Don’t Know

A good read. Thank you Patti

P.A. Moed

Most people walk by the plaque on the corner of 5th Avenue and 15th Street in New York City without noticing it.  Even if they stopped to read it, they most likely would not know that it commemorates a historical event which rocked New York City in 1943.

At 9:40 p.m. on Monday, January 11th, someone fired a bullet into the back of Carlo Tresca’s head, killing him instantly.

Carlo knew a bullet would find him soon enough.  He was a realist who knew his luck would evaporate someday.  He had escaped several assassination attempts and still he had not backed down from the fight.  His enemies were powerful and dangerous–Communists, Stalinists, and fascists from around the globe.  He even joked about his death to the distress of his friends, united by their fierce loyalty and devotion to him and the anti-fascist cause.

A Hero Nobody Remembers

Carlo Tresca with…

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