Weimar Communism as mass movement 1918-1933 /

Now a quarter of a century after the opening of the archives in Berlin and Moscow, the role of the German Communist Party (KPD) has been the subject of a new wave of studies. With this book, this new field of scholarship will be available in English for the first time. The book begins with the edito...

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Other Authors: Laporte, Norman (Editor), Hoffrogge, Ralf, 1980- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2017
Series:Studies in twentieth century communism.
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Table of Contents:
  • Weimar communism as mass movement : an introduction / Ralf Hoffrogge and Norman LaPorte
  • I. Revolutionary origins
  • 1. The international communists of Germany, 1916-1919 / Gerhard Engel
  • 2. The role of the Spartacist Group after 9 November 1918 and the formation of the KPD / Ottokar Luban
  • II. The KPD between revolution and realpolitik
  • 3. Building a mass party : Ernst Meyer and the united front policy, 1921-1922 / Florian Wilde
  • 4. Class against class : the 'ultra-left' Berlin Opposition, 1921-1923 / Ralf Hoffrogge
  • 5. Resisting Moscow? Ruth Fischer and the KPD, 1923-1926 / Mario Kessler
  • 6. The rise of Ernst Th{uml}almann and the Hamburg Left, 1921-1923 / Norman LaPorte
  • 7. Opposing Hitler and Stalin : left wing communists after expulsion from the KPD / Marcel Bois
  • III. Communism and the trade unions
  • 8. The German section of the International of Sailors and Harbour Workers / Constance Margain
  • 9. The 'red unions' and their resistance to national socialism : the Unity Union of the Berlin Metal Workers, 1930-1935 / Stefan Heinz
  • IV. Reaching beyond the party?
  • 10. The KPD and farmers : approaches to a neglected research problem / Sebastian Zehetmair
  • 11. Communism and the avant-garde in Weimar Germany / Ben Fowkes
  • 12. Willi M{uml}unzenberg : a propagandist reaching beyond the party and class / Fredrik Petersson
  • V. Stalin, the 'third period' and the German catastrophe
  • 13. The entangled catastrophe : Hitler's 1933 'Seizure of power' and the power triangle--new evidence on the historic failure of the KPD, the Comintern, and the Soviet Union / Bernhard H. Bayerlein.