On This Day: 14 February 1911 (Valentine’s Day)

Image Rosa Luxemburg and her lover Kostja Zetkin


It hurts me that I have brought you trouble, forgive me. It’s all better again with me, my suffering was probably all my own imagination, and I feel again as I used to. I was really very ill, and it took all of my energy. But now I’m calm and well, and I feel alive again. So, now all is quiet around me…

As I lie on the sofa, freezing, I cover myself with your blanket that looks so regal and makes me proud.

Calm and serene.

We kiss you both.”

Rosa Luxemburg to her lover Kostja Zetkin, Friedenau, Berlin,14 February 1911.


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I was awarded a PhD in History by Swansea University for a thesis on Rosa Luxemburg (2016). I am currently co-editing the fourth volume of 'The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg' and am a member of the Advisory Board of the International Rosa Luxemburg Society.
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