American Experience
American Experience

August Spies | Albert Parsons | George Engel | Adolph Fischer | Louis Lingg
Michael Schwab | Oscar Neebe | Samuel Fielden

Adolph Fischer was born in Germany and moved to Chicago in 1883. An extreme anarchist, Fischer worked as typesetter for the Arbeiter-Zeitung and co-edited the journal, Der Anarchist. He supervised the printing of the broadside announcing the Haymarket rally and inserted the line, "Workingmen Arm Yourselves and Appear in Full Force." August Spies convinced Fischer to remove the line.

Fischer attended the Haymarket rally but departed before the ending events. He was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death by hanging. His last words before execution were, "Hurray for Anarchy! This is the happiest moment of my life!"

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