The 1848 wave of worker rebellions that swept across Europe struck the German states with
the March Revolution. While Richard Wagner and Mikhail Bakunin fought side by side in
Dresden, the writer August Brass led the successful defense of the barricades in Berlin’s
Alexanderplatz public square. Published in English for the first time, On the Barricades of Berlin provides a riveting firsthand account of this uprising. This account is complemented by original and thoughtful contributions by the translator, Andreas Weiland, and by Brass’ great-
grandson, Peter Light.
Drawn and Quarterly