Annelies Laschitza on ‘The Life, Letters & Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg’

A video, courtesy of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, of Annelies Laschitza talking about the release of ‘The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg’ , of which she was co-editor.

Laschitza is the leading German scholar on Rosa Luxemburg. She is the author of a biography ‘Rosa Luxemburg. In Lebensrausch, Trotz Alledem’  and was a co-editor of Luxemburg’s Gesammelte Briefe (Collected Letters) in the GDR during the 1980s. She was also a consultant on the 1986 West German film Die Geduld der Rosa Luxemburg (dir. Margarethe von Trotta).

Here, she discusses the new collection, her thoughts on Rosa Luxemburg and explains how she and the other editors selected the 190 letters.

A. Laschitza, P. Hudis & G. Adler (eds.), ‘The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg’ (London/ New York: Verso, 2011), Hardback, 656 pages, £25.99. ISBN: 9781844674534

A. Laschitza, ‘Rosa Luxemburg. In Lebensrausch, Trotz Alledem. Eine Biografie.’ (Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, 2010), 688 pages, 12.95 Euros. ISBN: 978-3-7466-1648-3


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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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3 Responses to Annelies Laschitza on ‘The Life, Letters & Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg’

  1. rstott2013 says:

    Very interested to read this post and see the video Annelies Laschiitza – just found it by accident on Google. I have researched the film ‘Rosa Luxemburg’ (1986) from the perspective of East and West German film import in the 1980s. I hope to publish this work soon. Are you still at Swansea University? Dr Rosemary Stott, Ravensbourne.

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