Wilhelm Leuschner was born into a working class family on 15th June 1890 in the German city of Bayreuth.
This photograph of a picket was taken in Berlin in February 1931. It depicts print workers who had called a wildcat strike following a decision by the Ministry of Labour to reduce their wages by 6 per cent. It illustrates the growing industrial unrest of the last years of Weimar Republic which the Nazis exploited to spread fears of socialist revolution.
photo © bpk