Emma Goldman


Emma Goldman

Goldman was born 1869 in Kowno (at the time Russian) and emigrated to the United States in 1885. There she saw the executions of striking workers subsequent to the Haymarket-Affair in Chicago, after this experience she got involved with the anarchist movement.

From 1906 till 1917 Goldman was editor of the anarchist magazine “Mother Earth”. Because of her political engagement she was repeatedly arrested and finally deported from the USA. Once back in Russia, she could directly witness the October Revolution. However she later took a critical position to its outcomes. 

Her coherent engagement in the fight for the rights of women made her famous as forerunner both of the anarchist and the feminist movement.