The Red Inheritance from the Front

November 19, 2015

USW historian Norry LaPorte will be speaking next week on the World War One experience of Ernst Thälmann, the leader of German communism in the 1930s, in a seminar at the March bloch Centre in Berlin: The Red Inheritance from the Front: the First World War as Front Experience for Communists.

LaPorte will examine how Thälmann’s frontline experiences were incorporated into East Germany’s legitimizing ideology in the years after World War Two.

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