On This Day: 2 March 1899

Image ImageLeo Jogiches (c. 1890s) and Rosa Luxemburg (1899)

“My precious Gold!

These days your dear letters are a great source of strength for me, because I don’t feel well at all well. I’ve been sleeping whole days and am incapable of doing any work, neither to think nor even to write one letter. I wander around like some mindless head of cattle…

You know what occured to me yesterday? Whether one day I’ll die from a mental illness… I have the sensation of a clouding over or dulling of the mind. I think and feel everything as though through a screen of tracing paper. I have the sensation that my thoughts are being torn away from me…”

Rosa Luxemburg to Leo Jogiches, Berlin, 2 March 1899.


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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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