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Mollie Albert (October 15, 1892 - October 4, 1979) was a New York anarchist. She was active in the Ferrer Center, and lived at Stelton, Mohegan and Sunrise Cooperative colonies.
Mollie Albert and her husband Jack, both Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, were active anarchists in NewYork during the early decades of the 20th century. They frequented the Ferrer Center in Harlem and were among the first to go to the Stelton Colony in New Jersey when it was established in 1915. During the mid-1920s they moved to tbe Mohegan Colony, near Peekskill, New York, and from 1933 to 1935 were members of the Sunrise Co-operative Farm Community in Michigan, founded by the Jewish anarchist Joseph Cohen.
Albert was born in Przemysl, in Austria-Hungary, on October 15, 1892. Her father had founded a bank back in his homecountry and emigrated to the US to do the same, but was unsuccessful. He revert back to his own father's job, and became a furrier. At 16 years old, Mollie met Jack Albert, 21, an accountant who wrote the Fraye Arbeter Shtime. He later worked for Unzer Gezunt and Our Health. They were both published by Dr. Liber, an anarchist and psychiatrist to whom the Alberts were devoted. Dr. Liber had a brother called Liberty Liber and a son named Amour Liber (Free Love), a Cornell graduate, who became a doctor at the Veterans Hospital in the Bronx. Alberts' son was named Freethought Albert.
The Alberts knew Bolton Hall and lived at his Free Acres Colony, in New Jersey, for a while. They were among the first colonists in Stelton, where they lived during the summer for seven years. During this time the Alberts managed a vegetarian restaurant in Harlen and then at Bushkill. In the mid-1920s they moved to the Mohegan colony. They managed the kindergarten, later part of the school. They lived in George Selders Senior's house until their own house was finished. Later they moved to the Sunrise colony in Michigan. They left after two years due to Joseph Cohen's obstinance.
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