Beating the Fascists? : the German Communists and political violence, 1929-1933 /
In this book Eve Rosenhaft examines the involvement of Communists in political violence during the years of Hitler's rise to power in Germany (1929-33). Specifically, she aims to account for their participation in ̀street-fighting' or 'gang-fighting' with National Socialist storm...
Cambridge University Press,
- 1. Introduction: Social crisis, radical politics and organized violence in Weimar Germany
- 2. The party, the neighbourhood and the uses of violence in the 'third period'
- 3. Defining the enemy: The Wehrhafter Kampf against the SA in theory and propaganda
- 4. Organizing the Wehrhafter Kampf: The communist defence formations
- 5. Between 'individual terror' and 'mass terror': The campaign against the SA-taverns, 1931
- 6. The shape of violence in the neighbourhoods
- 7. Who were the streetfighters?
- 8. Conclusion: communist politics in the Weimar republic.