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IISH Lends a Book to Kautsky's

2 July 1938
BG A7/312

The IISH had existed a scant three years when, on July 2, 1938, a celebrity visited the reading room. Luise Kautsky and her husband Karl had been forced to settle in Amsterdam in March 1938, as they escaped from the Nazis. The much respected social-democrats were sheltered by Dutch supporters in the Netherlands. Although his health was deteriorating and his eyesight limited, the 83-year-old Kautsky continued to work and keep abreast of political developments.
The Kautsky archive was transferred to the IISH after Karl's death in October 1938.