Communist Resistance in Nazi Germany

Merson, Allan

Published by Lawrence & Wishart/Humanities Press, 1986
ISBN 10: 0853156026 / ISBN 13: 9780853156024
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London. 1986. Lawrence & Wishart/Humanities Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. 30. 372 pages. paperback. Cover illustration by Chris Corr. Cover design by Stephen Devane. 0853156026. keywords:. inventory # 3404. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The German Communist Party (KPD) was the Nazis’ first target following Hitler’s seizure of power in January 1933. In this highly-praised history, Allan Merson traces the heroic, yet tragic, struggle of the KPD throughout the period of the Third Reich, starting with the fateful early months when the chronic disunity of the German left frustrated a united opposition to Hitler. Drawing on his own research and the extensive German literature on the subject, the author shows how, in the face of ferocious repression, the KPD regrouped and mounted a courageous counter-attack. This led to further heavy losses and compelled a major reappraisal of political strategy and tactics. After 1935 the KPD adopted a more open, less sectarian attitude towards the Social Democrats, while within Germany it evolved a three-member underground cell organisation designed for greater security in the unceasing battle against the Gestapo. Allan Merson establishes the fact of the KPD’s continuing resistance throughout the war years, including the period of the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact. This is the first English-language history of the Communist Party’s systematic resistance to the Nazi régime. Through a detailed study of Communist activity in Düsseldorf, one of the KPD’s electoral and industrial strongholds, and the translation of illegal propaganda material, the author presents a fascinating picture of the only political party to offer continuous resistance to the Nazis until their defeat in 1945. ‘An important and well-written book’ — Paul Preston in British Book News. ‘A sober and readable account’ — Eve Rosenhaft in Times Higher Educational Supplement. ‘Impressive research’ — David Caute in New Statesman. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Communist Resistance in Nazi Germany
Publisher: Lawrence & Wishart/Humanities Press
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: paperback
Book Condition: Very Good In Wrappers
Edition: 1st Edition.

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