Monthly Archives: June 2012

The 106th Anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg’s release from Warsaw Prison

Rosa Luxemburg in Warsaw; Prisoner No. 317 (left) and the infamous Pavilion X of the Warsaw Citadel, now a Museum. On 28 June 1906, Rosa Luxemburg emerged from the infamous Pavilion X of the Warsaw Citadel after four months of … Continue reading

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Report on ‘Rosa Luxemburg; Her Life, Thought & Legacy’ Event at BRLSI, 4 May 2012′ from Swansea University

Rosa Luxemburg; Her Life, Thought and Legacy’ BRLSI, Bath, 4 May 2012   On Friday 4 May 2012, Swansea PhD student Rory Castle joined Professor Jacqueline Rose (Queen Mary, University of London) and Marie- Louise Luxemburg in conversation about the … Continue reading

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Interview with Mieczyslaw Weinryb of Zamosc

Interview with Mieczyslaw Weinryb (b. 1915), a native of Zamosc. The interview was conducted in 2003- 2004 by the Centropa (Jewish Witness to a European Century) organisation. Mr. Weinryb describes the cultural, political and religious life in Zamosc during the … Continue reading

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‘Auf, auf zum Kampf, zum Kampf!’: Bertolt Brecht’s song for Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

German singer Hannes Wader sings ‘Auf, auf zum Kampf, zum Kampf’ (‘Up, up, let’s fight’). It’s a classic song of the German left, with an early version coming to prominence during the Franco-Prussian War (1870- 71). In 1919, poet Bertolt … Continue reading

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Rosa Luxemburg and Camille Huysmans; a Friendship formed on the Eve of War

 Rosa Luxemburg and Camille Huysmans; a friendship formed on the eve of the First World War On 23 June 1917, Rosa Luxemburg wrote a letter from her prison cell in the Wronke Fortress, where she was being held for her … Continue reading

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On This Day: 23 June 1898: “I cannot stand Berlin and the Prussians”

Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz at the turn of the century and Rosa Luxemburg. Rosa Luxemburg wrote to her friend Robert Seidel (1850- 1933), a German socialist living in Swiss exile. Seidel was a lecturer and later sat in the Swiss National … Continue reading

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On This Day: 19 June 1905: A Postcard from Rosa Luxemburg to Karl Kautsky’s Mother

(Photo: IISH) On 19 June 1905, Rosa Luxemburg and her close friend Luise Kautsky sent this postcard to Luise’s mother-in-law Minna Kautsky. They were taking a holiday at St. Gilgen, Switzerland. Just a few months later, Rosa was in Warsaw … Continue reading

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‘Ich bin eine Terroristin’ (dir. Valerie Gaudissart) (2012)

A new film directed by Valerie Gaudissart. Violent, age 9, is grieving for her grandmother (a Communist) and picks up a copy of Rosa Luxemburg’s ‘Letters from Prison’. She then embarks on a journey of discovery which takes her around … Continue reading

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The Rosa Luxemburg Lightbulb Factory

Above: The Rosa Luxemburg lightbulb factory, Marcin Kasprzac Street, Warsaw, c. 1961- 68. The only significant ‘monument’ to Rosa Luxemburg in the city where she lived from the age of 3 to 18 (1873- 1889). It was built during the … Continue reading

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The 1918 Revolution, Spartacist Rising & Murder of Rosa Luxemburg (in under 2 mins)- video

Video produced by the BBC Education’s section, using footage from British Pathe and the Imperial War Museum. Aims to teach children about the German Revolution of 1918, the Spartacist Rising and the murder of Rosa Luxemburg (and all in under … Continue reading

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