Jules Konopinski

Jules Konopinski was born in Breslau, Germany in 1930, and escaped to Britain with his mother in 1939. Jules joined the 43 Group when he was seventeen years old and developed a reputation for being a tough young fighter. In 1948 Jules left the Group for a year to fight in the Palmach during Israel's War of Independence.
We Fight Fascists
Jewish soldiers returned to Britain after WWII believing they had defeated fascism in Europe. Yet in London they faced a revived fascist movement, inspired by Oswald Mosley, stirring up agitation against Jews and communists. We Fight Fascists is the story of the 43 Jewish ex-servicemen and women – the 43 Group – who fought back. Their numbers quickly swelled as they were joined by gentiles and younger Jews, including hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, who used the tools of his trade ̵...