Monthly Archives: March 2014

On This Day: 10 March 1919: Leo Jogiches Murdered by Freikorps

Leo Jogiches (1867- 1919) Jogiches was born in Wilna (Vilnius) in the Russian Empire, the son of a wealthy Jewish family. He was forced to flee into exile in the early 1890s as a result of his involvement in the … Continue reading

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Video: Rosa Luxemburg’s Frankfurt Trial (1914)

A short film about Rosa Luxemburg’s 1914 trial in Frankfurt for an anti-war speech in which she called on German workers to refuse to shoot their French brothers. From Hessischer Rundfunk. She was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment. Follow link: http://www.hr-online.de/website/specials/extended/index.jsp?jmpage=1&rubrik=85575&mediakey=fs/hessenschau/2014_02/140220195527_hs_1914_23673&type=v&jm=1&key=standard_document_50910311

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Happy 143rd Birthday Rosa Luxemburg!

  Rosa Luxemburg was born on 5 March 1871 in the small Polish city of Zamosc and grew up in Warsaw. She earned a doctorate from Zurich University in 1897 and co-founded the Polish social-democratic party (SDKPiL). Living in Germany … Continue reading

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