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...

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Main Author: Rosenhaft, Eve, 1951- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.