Sunday, 9 October 2011

The anti-fascist hairdresser

I listened to today's episode of  Desert Island Discs not just to see which eight tracks celebrity hairdresser Vidal Sassoon had chosen but also to hear more about his anti-fascist activity.

As a seventeen year old, Sassoon was a member of the 43 Group, the organisation of Jewish ex-servicemen who in the mid to late 1940's broke up fascist street meetings in the East End of London. This inspiring example of militant working-class anti-fascism deserves to be more widely known.  You can read about it here.

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