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  Communist Party (KPD) : Nazi Germany
Germany's KPD became the largest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union and was fairly successful in elections to the Reichstag: 62 (May, 1924), 45 (December, 1924), 54 (May, 1928), 77 (September, 1930), 89 (July, 1932) and 100 (November, 1932).
Ernst Thalmann emerged as the leader of the KPD and was the party's presidential candidate in 1932.
Communists are willing to work with Catholics for religious liberty, and if, as an underground worker told me, half of a group of Socialists working with Communists in getting out a paper turn Communist, such an event is the outcome of an experience and not the focus of the movement.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERkpd.htm   (1634 words)

 The Right Danger in the German Communist Party
To say that is to condemn the Communist Party to the role of a passive observer of the class battles of the proletariat.
The merit of the German Communists is precisely that they did not allow themselves to be scared by talk about "the framework of the trade unions" and went beyond this framework by organising the struggle of the non-organised workers against the will of the trade union bureaucrats.
Is the German Communist Party to be or not to be organised and united, with an iron internal discipline?
www.marxists.org /reference/archive/stalin/works/1928/12_19.htm   (3480 words)

 The Communist International
In France, it was the majority that became the Communist Party, whereas in Italy it was the minority, resulting in the secession of the mass Italian Socialist Party from the Comintern.
The Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB), formed in London of diverse groups that came together in August 1920, while the 2nd congress was still in session, held another congress in Leeds in January 1921, at which it accepted the 21 conditions and adhered to the Comintern.
On top of this, various parties were in open conflict with the leadership of the Comintern, and directives condemning the "right wing" leadership of the polish patty, the "right deviations" of the british party, and the "ultra-leftism" of the italian party constantly emanated from Moscow.
www.comms.dcu.ie /sheehanh/comintern1.htm   (3320 words)

 Germany: former Communist Party hopes to enter Berlin City government — EUbusiness - EU law, politics and finance   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But it was the former communists -- the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) -- that was in many ways the most successful.

Although it finished in third place overall, it won sufficient support to be able to make a plausible demand for a role in the city government.

All the parties from western Germany did badly in East Berlin and collected the vast majority of their votes in the western half of the city.

The overall support for PDS was so strong that it nearly secured a second-place finish.

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is likely to take such sentiment into consideration as he and his party prepare for national elections next year.

Schroeder has expressed anger at the PDS and Gysi because of their opposition to the current U.S.-led bombing of Afghanistan.

www.eubusiness.com /Germany/61375   (849 words)

 The Comintern and German communism (by L. Proyect)
It was Communist in name, but the organizational principles were those that had evolved as a reaction to the centralism of German Social Democracy and to the democratic centralism of the Russian party which they failed to grasp adequately.
It is not surprising that in the aftermath, the Communist Party of Germany shrank from 350,000 to 180,000 by the summer of 1921.
Communists who have changed their domicile are obliged to join the section of the country in which they reside.
www.columbia.edu /~lnp3/mydocs/organization/comintern_and_germany.htm   (10373 words)

 Clara Zetkin Summary
She later was a founder of the German Communist Party and became a respected political ally of Vladimir Lenin in the Soviet Union.
Until 1917 she was active in the Social Democratic Party of Germany, then she joined the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USPD) and its far-left wing, the Spartacist League; this later became the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), which she represented in the Reichstag during the Weimar Republic from 1920 to 1933.
In January 1919, after the German Revolution in November of the previous year, the KPD (Communist Party of Germany) was founded; Zetkin also joined this and represented the party from 1920 to 1933 in the Reichstag.
www.bookrags.com /Clara_Zetkin   (2514 words)

 The Fight Against Right and "Ultra-Left" Deviations
German Communist Party is going through a period of mustering forces and preparing the masses for the decisive battles to come.
Either the German Communist Party breaks the resistance of the "ultra-Lefts," and then it will be on the high road to winning over the majority of the working class; or it does not, and then it will make the present crisis chronic and disastrous for the Party.
The Ruth Fischer-Maslow group is thus hampering the efforts of the Central Committee of the German Communist Party to overcome and eliminate the "ultra-Left" prejudices of the German Communist Party.
www.marx2mao.com /Stalin/FAD26.html   (2415 words)

 Union Communiste Internationaliste
As a result neither the German Communist Party nor any of the major European communist parties had ever been able to build a real autonomous leadership, that is a leadership trained, skilled and steeled through the experiences of a whole period.
Everytime the young bodies of the communist parties got their fingers burnt by events, their brains were replaced by brand new ones which had learned nothing from past mistakes.
In Germany, after the banning of the party and the persecution of its membership in 1919, in 1921 and again in 1923, the knowledge of how to rebuild the communist network through underground ant-like work had become as commonplace among communist activists as was the skill of producing and distributing illegal litterature.
www.union-communiste.org /?FR-archp-show-1988-8-423-2058-x.html   (1057 words)

 communist resitance
It is estimated that over 30,000 Communist and/or Leftist sympathizers lost their lives during the Nazi Regime's hold on power, many of these individuals suffered not just for their political association with the Nazi's political nemesis but because they actively participated in resistance to the regime.
The view that the Communist were abolished as a representative force stems from the KPD’s (German Communist Party) structural demise shortly after Hitler's rise to power.
As communist it is likely that they did not see themselves in nationalist terms thus it was not a case of “Russian” loyalty but the concept of a “International Soviet” which were there primary motivations.
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 Trotsky and the struggle against fascism in Germany
The German working class was one of the most powerful in the world with hundreds of thousands of workers organised in communist and socialist militias.
Despite their expulsion from the Communist International, Trotsky and his supporters still considered themselves as part of it, and insistently demanded that they be allowed to return to the ranks.
Rather than fight for the reform of the German Communist Party, he now called for a new party to be built in Germany to replace the Communist Party.
www.marxist.com /History/trotsky_fascism_germany.html   (1817 words)

 German Communist Party (Germany)
it had strong ties with the SED —the ruling communist party in the German Democratic Republic— as well as with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The already weakened party went into crisis in the second half of the eighties due to a fierce quarrel about the reform politics implemented by Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union.
Although as a communist party the DKP adheres to the principle of democratic centralism, the use of flags was not devised in a centralistic way and varies locally.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/de}dkp.html   (959 words)

 IALHI News Service: The German Communist Party in Saxony
Norman LaPorte, The German Communist Party in Saxony, 1924-1933.
For example, chapter 7 examines the relationship between Socialists and Communists during the rise of Nazism in the early 1930s, showing that the KPD's Anti-Fascist Action campaign was yet another attempt by communist leaders to drive a wedge between SPD leaders and members.
Even though the party membership rolls were bleeding profusely by the early 1930s, LaPorte's study is framed by the leaders' call for political unity and its concomitant purge of those who did not follow the ideological gymnastics of interwar communist politics.
www.ialhi.org /news/i0510_1.php   (1640 words)

 Communist Party of Britain - for peace and socialism
The Young Communist League is the youth wing of the Communist Party of Britain and member of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY).
Moldova - Communist Party of the Republic of Moldova
Britain's communists are proposing a left wing programme for consideration by the labour and progressive movements.
www.communist-party.org.uk /index.php?file=links   (444 words)

 Nazi Party (NSDAP)
The German Army was worried that it was a left-wing revolutionary group and sent Adolf Hitler, one of its education officers, to spy on the organization.
Adolf Hitler knew that the growth in the party was mainly due to his skills as an orator and in the autumn of 1921 he challenged Anton Drexler for the leadership of the party.
The German Social Democrat Party was the largest party in the Reichstag, it did not have a majority over all the other parties, and the SPD leader, Hermann Mueller, had to rely on the support of others to rule Germany.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERnazi.htm   (6046 words)

 Greetings From DKP, Germany
The communist movement in India is laid down deeply in the masses and enjoys high reputation.
At the turn of the year 2008/2009 is the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the communist party in Germany and on September 27th is the 40th Anniversary of the constitution of the German Communist Party.
We want to use these anniversaries to strengthen the communist profile of the German Communist Party and to develop our party as a power which helps to bundle the left forces in the Federal Republic of Germany in order to change politics in our country.
pd.cpim.org /2008/0511_pd/05112008_22.htm   (425 words)

 Communist Party of Britain - for peace and socialism
Addressing the Communist Party's 50th congress on Saturday, Palestinian People's Party member Hannah Amireh said that, while Israel celebrated the 60th anniversary of its birth this month, Palestinians had been marking the 60th anniversary of the Naqba, the "catastrophe" of the loss of their country.
Britain's Communist Party has called for the maximum turn-out in the local elections to beat the fascist British National Party, for first preference votes for Ken Livingstone as Mayor, for support for Unity for Peace and Socialism and Communist candidates and for Labour wherever it will stop the election of Conservatives and Liberal Democrat controlled-councils.
Britain's communists are proposing a left wing programme for consideration by the labour and progressive movements.
www.communist-party.org.uk   (630 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: The Resurrection of European Communism by Sven R. Larson
In a scene strikingly reminiscent of a bygone era, Communist activists rallied this June in Berlin to pledge allegiance to the establishment of a strong, national Communist party in Germany.
century Communists declared their commitment to a “socialist society.” The rally would hardly be newsworthy were it not for the fact that, nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Communists are once again a force in German politics.
At the helm of this communist resurrection is a new generation of young, intellectually savvy and well-educated politicians.
frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=23311   (1858 words)

 Clara Zetkin: To the Congress of the German Communist Party
While the Party was preparing for the armed revolt, and while the Reichswehr in Saxony, and later on in Thuringia, were, with Hunnish rage, destroying with proletarian bodies, the clay idol of democracy, there was not a single spontaneous proletarian uprising, not even a weak demonstration of solidarity.
Comrades, the German Communist Party would not be worthy of its name if it were to rest content with this one obvious lesson of the “October retreat,” which by-the-by is not by any means a new wisdom, but only the confirmation of an old truth.
Since the “October events” all the strength of the Party is being wasted in factional quarrelling, instead of being used and increased in the struggle with the arch enemies of the proletariat.
www.marxists.org /archive/zetkin/xx/xx/congress.htm   (6635 words)

 KAPD | libcom.org
Kommunistische Arbeiter-Partei Deutschlands (Communist Workers Party of Germany), a councilist split from the Communist Party in 1920 who would be instrumental in defining the German-Dutch model of left communism.
A short biography of German communist Max Hoelz, known as the Red Robin Hood for his daring acts expropriating from the rich to distribute to workers and the unemployed.
Otto Ruhle's activity in the German Labour Movement was related to the work of small and restricted minorities within and outside of the official labour organisations.
libcom.org /tags/kapd   (1130 words)

 The Holocaust Chronicle PROLOGUE: Roots of the Holocaust, page 59
Thousands of Communists were arrested and hastily sent to the recently opened concentration camps at Dachau, Germany, and other locations.
German police arrested a Dutch Communist, Marinus van der Lubbe, whom they discovered at the scene.
Hitler interpreted this clear case of arson as the first step of a Communist revolution, and he pushed for the arrest of several German Communist leaders as well as representatives of Communist International.
www.holocaustchronicle.org /StaticPages/59.html   (447 words)

 CPUSA Online - Greetings from the German Communist Party
March for peace with the Communist Party and UFPJ on the 4th anniversary of the war in Iraq.
We are experiencing the formation of a new leftwing party, certainly social-democratic ion its roots, but with extreme potential of bundling a left and progressive-reformist electorate for the probable national elections this coming September.
The German Communist Party (DKP) and our party newspaper are two of many important factors in this process of the formation of an opposition and struggle against Imperialism’s ideological, political, and economic assault on the people in this country.
www.cpusa.org /article/articleview/671/0   (767 words)

 Erich Honecker Summary
A German Communist Party leader, Erich Honecker (1912-1994) was instrumental in establishing a Communist government in East Germany after World War II (East Germany was reunited with West Germany in 1990).
In the most spectacular example of this, during 1976 and 1977 many artists who had protested the party's restrictions on artistic freedom lost their citizenship and were forced to emigrate to the West.
The German Democratic Republic (GDR) also remained closely tied to the Soviet Union: 70 percent of the GDR's trade in 1980, for example, was with the U.S.S.R. and its socialist allies.
www.bookrags.com /Erich_Honecker   (2099 words)

 Real Estate Czech Republic
Although Czechoslovakia was a democratic and liberal state guaranteeing and also implementing cultural and language rights to its minorities (schools in German language areas were entirely German), the centralistic state did not grant its minorities territorial political autonomy, which resulted in discontent and strong support among the minorities to break away from Czechoslovakia.
During this time, hundreds of thousand of Germans were held in prisons, detention camps, and used in forced labour.
Only 250,000 Germans who had been active in the resistance against the Nazis or were necessary for the economy were allowed to stay, though many of them emigrated later.
www.czrealtor.com   (1618 words)

 The Right Danger in the German Communist Party
    The merit of the German Communists is precisely that they did not allow themselves to be scared by talk about "the framework of the trade unions" and went beyond this framework by organising the struggle of the non-organised workers against the will of the trade union bureaucrats.
    Is the German Communist Party to be or not to be organised and united, with an iron internal discipline?
This refers to the resolution on "Conditions for Admission to the Communist International" endorsed by the Second Congress of the Comintern on August 6, 1920.
www.marx2mao.com /Stalin/RDGCP28.html   (4142 words)

 Ex-East German Communist Party HQ to Become Posh Club | Culture & Lifestyle | Deutsche Welle | 22.04.2007
After years of standing empty, a new chapter is about to dawn for a Bauhaus-designed building in Berlin that was used by Hitler's Nazi Party and later as the East German Communist Party's headquarters.
Later, the building housed the East German Communist Party archives, and the Central Committee's Historical Institute.
But that chapter ended in late 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell, and the East German Communist Party itself was confined to history's rubbish bin a few months later.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,2144,2450404,00.html   (841 words)

 The Internationale in 40+ languages - MP3 collection
It was the official anthem of the Soviet Union in the years 1918 through late 1943 (sung in Russian, of course).
Windows Audio (3.6MB, 3:48, 128kbps) — with an additional third verse highlighting Communist Party of the Philippines’ (CPP’s) adherence to the alliance of workers and peasants; the third verse written and this recording sung by José María “JOMA” Sison, the leader in exile of the CPP
The PCCH was founded on January 2, 1922 and this version of La Internacional has been the same ever since. Just to clarify, the Socialist Party of Chile, of which President Salvador Allende was a member, adopted instead the music of the French anthem La Marseillaise with diferent lyrics instead of the Internationale.
www.hymn.ru /internationale/index-en.html   (2221 words)

 TIME.com: Masterly Performance -- Jul 9, 1945 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Communists hoped that their manifesto would "serve as the basis for the formation of a bloc of antifascist, democratic parties." This popular-front tactic began to work at once.
Members of the Social Democratic Party decided to cooperate with the Communist Party in a joint working committee of 20 to carry out the Communist program.
Since the German Communists in the past have fought Social Democrats even more fiercely than they fought the Nazis, this was a historic handclasp..
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,852311,00.html   (561 words)

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