Hymie Barsel

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Hymie Barsel


1956 Treason Trialist and member of the SACP

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Born in 1920 Barsel worked as a clerk. During the 30s he was assaulted when taking part in demonstrations against the Blackshirt Movement. He was secretary of the Johannesburg Medical Aid for Russia, during the war and a former member of the Communist Party of South Africa. After the treason trial he was placed under house arrest.

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This article was produced by South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011

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