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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