Monthly Archives: September 2013

Rosa Luxemburg as a student revolutionary in Zurich (c. 1895)

Rosa Luxemburg around 1895, while a student at Zurich University, Switzerland. Two years earlier, Luxemburg had co-founded the Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland (SDKP) with Leo Jogiches, Julian Marchlewski and Adolf Warszawski. (Photo source: International Institute for Social … Continue reading

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On This Day: Sept 1904: Rosa Luxemburg writes to the Kautskys from Prison

    Rosa Luxemburg and Luise Kautsky on holiday in Switzerland in 1909 (left) and Luise and Karl Kautsky in 1902 (right)- unfortunately not the same picture Luxemburg describes in her letter  (Source: International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam) In September … Continue reading

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Rosa Luxemburg plaque in Poznań vandalised

A plaque in the Polish city of Poznań which commemorates Rosa Luxemburg has been vandalised. The plaque, which is on the house at 21 Szamarzewiskiego where Luxemburg stayed in May 1903, had white paint thrown over it by unknown vandals. … Continue reading

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‘More than a hero: Rosa Luxemburg in the 21st century’ by Ingo Schmidt

Link to full article by Ingo Schmidt: Ingo Schmidt, ‘More than a hero: Rosa Luxemburg in the 21st century’ in Briar Patch Magazine (Sept-Oct 2013) at: http://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/more-than-a-hero (Retrieved 06.09.2013)

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On This Day: 3 Sept 1918: Rosa Luxemburg on the Russian Revolution, Polish Socialism and the Germans

On 3 September 1918, Rosa Luxemburg wrote from her cell in Breslau Prison (present day Wrocław, Poland) to her Polish comrade, Stephan Bratman-Brodowski (1880- 1937) about the Russian Revolution, Polish socialism and the Germans. In her letter, Luxemburg expressed her unease … Continue reading

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