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Franz A. Birgel

Characterized by Siegfried Kracauer as "the first and last German film that overtly expressed a Communist viewpoint," Kuhle Wampe (1932) is also noteworthy for being the only film on which Bertolt Brecht collaborated from beginning to end, as well as for its controversial censorship in the tumultuous political context of the late Weimar Republic. When set against the background of the 1920 Motion Picture Law and the censorship of two other high-profile films—Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin and Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front—the political history of Kuhle Wampe highlights the indecisiveness, fragility, and fears of the German Left as the Nazis prepared to take power.

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Jonathan Bach, Heather L. Dichter, Kirkland Alexander Fulk, Alexander Wochnik, Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, and Carol Hager

effectively establish a memory regime for the German Democratic Republic ( gdr ) have sealed its fate? Jon Berndt Olsen’s original new book, Tailoring Truth , provides compelling evidence for such an argument. The East German Communist Party ( sed ) had a

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David F. Patton

( kb ) and Will Hoss had been a member of the German Communist Party. 30 The party had a sizable radical wing ( Fundis ) that called for fundamental opposition to the political and economic status quo. It featured lawyers that had represented

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The District Leadership Cadre of the Stasi

Who Were These Men and Why Did They Not Crush Mass Protest in 1989?

Uwe Krähnke, Anja Zschirpe, Philipp Reimann, and Scott Stock Gissendanner

conviction. They pledged loyalty to the East German communist party and saw themselves as its “shield and sword.” The only data available that provides insight into such worldviews and political socialization experiences of the sampled Stasi officers are

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Clarifying Liquidity

Keynes and Marx, Merchants, and Poets

Rolf Hugoson

German Communist Party,” Red Republican 21, 9 November 1850, in The Cambridge Companion to The Communist Manifesto , ed. Terrell Carver and James Farr (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 261–282, here 263. 16 Harold J. Laski, “Introduction

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The Alternative for Germany from Breakthrough toward Consolidation?

A Comparative Perspective on Its Organizational Development

E. Gene Frankland

Greens (Grünen) were the challenging newcomers of the 1980s, and the Party of Democratic Socialism ( pds ), reform successors of the East German communist party ( sed ), played that role in the 1990s. Both soon passed the “threshold of representation” at

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Alexander Dilger, Christopher Thomas Goodwin, George Gibson, Michelle Lynn Kahn, Randall Newnham, Christopher Thomas Goodwin, and Stephen F. Szabo

and 1980s saw a “blend of independent development and new entanglements [which] not only helps to explain why many East Germans came to see West Germany as an unattainable standard, prompting them to turn away from the sed [the East German Communist

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Susanne Baackmann

, Elsner feels “murdered” by the public. No longer heard or recognized, she is maligned and misunderstood, alienated from her community of like-minded activists and frustrated by the functionaries in the German Communist Party. 45 Conclusion In 1989

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Nathan Stoltzfus

Antifaschistinnen und Antifaschisten, or League of Anti-fascists—had been classified as an “organization on the fringes of the German Communist Party.” It further repeated that Lanz “was privy to an (unsuccessful) attempt to shoot Hitler during a visit to the front

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Keith Alexander

parliamentarization of the Greens occurred with particular intensity within the al . Founded in October 1978 in West Berlin, largely by members of the German Communist Party (Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands, kpd ), the al at first adamantly opposed the