Walter Wolfgang

British activist

Walter Jakob Wolfgang (23 June 1923 – 28 May 2019) was a German-born British socialist and peace activist. He was vice president and vice chair of Labour of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament until his death. He was a supporter of the Stop the War Coalition. In August 2006, he became a member of Labour's National Executive Committee. He became known to the general public after cameras recorded him being removed by force from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on 28 September 2005. The reason for his removal was because he was said to have shouted "nonsense" during Jack Straw's speech on the Iraq War. He joined the Labour Party in 1948.

Walter Wolfgang
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Wolfgang at a Stop the War demonstration in 2007
Born
Walter Jakob Wolfgang

(1923-06-23)23 June 1923
Frankfurt, Germany
Died28 May 2019(2019-05-28) (aged 95)
NationalityBritish
Known forAnti-war activist

Wolfgang was born in Frankfurt to a Jewish family. He moved from Nazi Germany to live in Britain in 1937.

Wolfgang died on 28 May 2019, at the age of 95.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Busby, Mattha (29 May 2019). "Walter Wolfgang, antiwar activist and Jack Straw heckler, dies aged 95". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2019.