Hymie Barsel

sahoboss's picture
Posted by sahoboss on

Biographical information

Hymie Barsel


1956 Treason Trialist and member of the SACP

First name: 
Last name: 
Date of birth: 

Born in 1920 Barsel worked as a clerk. During the 30s he was assaulted when taking part in demonstrations against the Blackshirt Movement. He was secretary of the Johannesburg Medical Aid for Russia, during the war and a former member of the Communist Party of South Africa. After the treason trial he was placed under house arrest.

Last updated : 21-Jul-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011