Portrait of Rosa Luxemburg during the War (3)

Rosa Luxemburg during the First World War (1914- 1918).

She spent most of the war in German prisons for her anti-war activities. Two months after her release (in November 1918), Rosa Luxemburg was murdered.

This photograph was taken towards the end of the war, possibly during one of her temporary releases or after November 1918. The effects of imprisonment on Luxemburg are evident.

(Photo: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Berlin)

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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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