– About

About the Blog

Welcome to Rosaluxemburgblog,

This a blog devoted to debate, publications and scholarship on the Polish-Jewish-German Marxist Rosa Luxemburg (1870- 1919).

The aim is to publicise and share articles, reviews and resources relating to Luxemburg’s life, ideas and legacy. The hope is to build a base for researchers (or anyone) interested in Rosa Luxemburg- and to help spread information about her as it becomes available.

Contributions and suggestions are very welcome!

Dr Rory Castle

(Swansea University)

About the Author

Rory Castle completed his PhD on the identity, family and background of Rosa Luxemburg at Swansea University (Swansea, UK) in 2016. He previously worked as an intern at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Berlin, Germany).

Rory has given many papers on Rosa Luxemburg, including at the International Rosa Luxemburg Conference (Paris, Oct 2014) (see: http://vimeo.com/77169330) and published an article on Luxemburg’s early life, background and family in 2012 (see: http://www.praktykateoretyczna.pl/PT_nr6_2012_Roza_Luksemburg/09.Castle.pdf)

To get in touch, leave a comment below or e-mail rorycastle@hotmail.co.uk.

12 Responses to – About

  1. Tim Qualls says:

    Thanks so much for keeping up this fascinating blog. It is truly a gem for amateur historians such as myself trying to research a forgotten era. Your efforts are most appreciated.

  2. Louise Raw says:

    Loving your work here! Rosa’s a total role model (though I’m hoping to avoid the being shot bit, if I’m honest) and I was delighted to discover this beautifully organised resource. More power to you.

  3. jzatzman says:

    I have just discovered Rosa Luxemburg – and your blog – as a result of a PhD seminar I am in in Nova Scotia, Canada. With neoliberalism, 2008, Occupy, and more, we should all become familiar with her work. She was ahead of her time. Thank you for doing this!

  4. petrel41 says:


    I have nominated your blog for the Awesome Blog Content award.

    More about this nomination is at


  5. Morisi says:

    Hi, you may not know it, but in Saint-Etienne, 42 000 France, L’Ensemble Romana and more than 100 persons, artists, musicians, comedians, intellectuals, children, bars and mere citizen are celebrating a non stop 31 one days event to honor and let Rosa Lux revive… Here the joint and please let anyone know… http://quinzainerosaluxemburg.blogspot.fr/
    Contact : Lorre Sabrina

  6. Jack Hansen says:

    Hello there! Jack from Berlin here 🙂 Just wanna say thanks for keep Miss Luxemburg alive. I went to the central Friedhof Friedrichsfelde yesterday and took a look at everything from the by nazis torn old socialist monument where Rosa and Karl war buried, to the DDR-denkmal in front of the graveyeards entrance. Fantastic! I have a question though. In your article about the yearly demo/march in Berlin to commemorate those two, you published a photo of Luxemburg/Liebknecht-gravestones, but I can not find them IRL … Please tell me more where to find them. The staff att the graveyard looked at the picture from this blog and said there is not such place there. And at the big Denkmal there were other stones for Karl and Rosa … 🙂

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