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The Communist Party Dictatorships in Hungary and East Germany sought to win over the 'masses' with promises of providing for ever-increasing levels of consumption. This policy - succesful at the... [Publication]
Die Korrespondenz zwischen Eduard Bernstein und Karl Kautsky, den "Meisterschülern" von Marx und Engels, ist einer der wichtigsten Quellenbestände für die Geschichte der Sozialdemokratie und der... [Publication]
As economic citizenship was a pre-condition of full citizenship, the lack of economic autonomy was an important motivation during the early stages of the women’s movement. Independent of their class... [Publication]
Published by the International Institute of Social History, in association with the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, with generous support of the Conference on... [Publication]
Vier Jahrzehnte deutscher Geschichte aus der Sicht eines sozialdemokratischen Politikers. Die Memoiren Wilhelm Dittmans (1874-1954), 1918 Mitglied der `Regierung der Volksbeauftragten`, vermitteln... [Publication]
Im Council for a Democratic Germany unter dem Vorsitz des Religionsphilosophen Paul Tillich traten im Mai 1944 deutsche Exilanten verschiedenster politischer Richtungen in den USA an die... [Publication]
One day before his violent death, Karl Liebknecht, council communist and one of the leaders of the Spartacus uprising in Berlin, wrote a dramatic appeal to the workers urging them not to give up the... [Item of the Day]
On this day, classes began at Istanbul University. The teaching staff was predominantly German now. In Hitler’s Germany, scholars had lost their jobs because they were Jewish or otherwise undesired.... [Item of the Day]
Vinzenz Fettmilch, a pastrycook and burgher from Frankfurt am Main, was disgruntled as he had been denied a municipal office. In May 1614 Fettmilch and his followers stormed the town hall and held... [Item of the Day]