Category Archives: On This Day

100 Years Ago Today: Rosa Luxemburg Imprisoned for Anti-War Speech

Rosa Luxemburg, Barnimstrasse Womens’ Prison, 1915 On 18 February 1915, Rosa Luxemburg began a twelve month sentence in Berlin’s Barnimstrasse Womens’ Prison for an anti-war speech delivered to workers at Fechenheim, near Frankfurt. In her Fechenheim speech (delivered before the … Continue reading

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96 Years Ago Today: Rosa Luxemburg was murdered in Berlin

96 years ago today, on 15 January 1919, Rosa Luxemburg was detained, interrogated and murdered by right-wing soldiers under the command of socialist Defence Minister Gustav Noske. Today she is remembered around the world for her life and ideas. Born … Continue reading

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New ‘On This Day’ WW1 Rosa Luxemburg twitter account

Please see here or follow @RosaLuxWW1 on Twitter for ‘On This Day in WW1’ tweets from the letters and life of Rosa Luxemburg.

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On This Day: 29 July 1914: Socialist leaders from around the world gather in Brussels to discuss war

   Three of the delegates: Jean Jaurès (France), Keir Hardie (Great Britain) and Angelica Balabanov (Italy) On 29 July 1914, socialist leaders from across Europe gathered in Brussels for a meeting of the International Socialist Bureau, the permanent bureau of the … Continue reading

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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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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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95 Years Ago Today: Rosa Luxemburg was murdered in Berlin

95 years ago today, on 15 January 1919, Rosa Luxemburg was detained, interrogated and murdered by right-wing soldiers under the command of socialist Defence Minister Gustav Noske. Today she is remembered around the world for her life and ideas. Born … Continue reading

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