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The International Newsletter of Communist Studies


Der Internationale Newsletter der Kommunismusforschung
La newsletter internationale des recherches sur le communisme
Международный бюллетень исторических исследований коммунизма онлайн


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The International Newsletter of Communist Studies Online XVIII (2012), no 25 (ISSN 1862-698X)

Der Internationale Newsletter der Kommunismusforschung Online
La Newsletter Internationale des études sur le communisme online
La Newsletter Internacional de Estudios sobre el Comunismo
A Newsletter Internacional de Estudos sobre o Comunismo
Международный бюллетень исторических исследований коммунизма онлайн 

 

I. The Newsletter of the Newsletters: Communist Studies Newsletters – New issues/
Selected Items


H-HOAC (Washington D.C.) • Aufarbeitung Aktuell (Berlin) • ICCEES Newsletter (Münster) • NewsNet (Philadelphia) • Alfred Klahr Gesellschaft Mitteilungen (Vienna) • Mitteilungen des FABGAB (Berlin) • Georgian Archival Bulletin (Tbilisi) ... 8

II. News on Archives, Holdings and Institutions

• New Declassifications in Russian Archives, 2011 • Moscow: Website Relaunch of the RGASPI & International Brigades Digital Archive • “Gulag Boss”: Discussing the Memoirs of a Gulag Commander • “Pravda” über DFG-Nationallizenz verfügbar • Washington D.C.: ECNU – Wilson Center Cold War Studies Initiative • Egypt: State Security Archives May Be Opened • Washington D.C.: FBI Releases SOLO File • Riazanov Library Project: US Radical Left Periodicals Digitised • Marxists Internet Archives: Recent Additions on British Communism • Bloomington, IN: Polish Workers’ Movement Collection at Indiana University • Vologda, Russia: Regional Communist Newspaper Digitised • Amsterdam: Ngo Van Papers at the IISH • Coventry, UK: Internet Project “Trabajadores: The Spanish Civil War Through the Eyes of Organised Labour” • Budapest: New Sources on the 1956 Revolution at OSA • Washington, D.C.: Jacques Rossi Memorial Gulag Research Fund • Neue Informationen zur Biographie von Voldemārs Roze • Potsdam-Berlin: Internet-Portalprojekt DDR-Presse ... 12
• Lev Centrih, Liubliana: Digitizing Sources for the History of the Communist Movement in Slovenia ... 19
• Andreas Peglau, Berlin: Bericht über einen Besuch im Wilhelm-Reich-Archiv, Boston, USA ... 22

III. Research Projects and Dissertations – Work in Progress

• Maurice Andreu (Paris): N. I. Boukharine sur les intellectuels et le communisme. Projet en cours ... 26
• Álvaro Cúria (Porto): Heirs of the Wall. The Events of 1989-91 and the Continuity of the Southwest European Communist Parties. PhD Project ... 37
• Aurélie Denoyer (Potsdam/Paris): Exil als Heimat. Die spanischen kommunistischen Flüchtlinge in der DDR. Individuelle Lebensläufe, Kollektivgeschichte.
Dissertationsprojekt ... 40
• Leo Goretti (Reading): Young Partisans and “Ragazzi con la maglietta a strisce”. Communist Youth in Italy between the Resistance and July 1960. A Gender and Generational Study. PhD Project ... 44
• David Mayer (Vienna): Tropics Defiant – Clio Militant. On Marxist Historiographic Debates in Latin America in the ‘Long 1960s’ in Transnational Perspective. PhD Project ... 46
• Jeff R. Meadowcroft (Glasgow): The History and Historiography of the Russian Worker-Revolutionaries of the 1870s. PhD Dissertation Summary ... 48
• Claudia Monteiro (Paraná): A Study of Communism in Paraná (1945-1964). Militancy Between Reason and Feelings. PhD Project ...54
• Matthew Rendle (Exeter): The State versus The People: Revolutionary Justice in Russia’s Civil War, 1917-22. Research Project ... 56
• Jonathan Waterlow (Oxford): Popular Humour in Stalin’s 1930s. A Study of Popular Opinion and Adaptation. PhD Project ... 60

IV. Studies and Materials

IV.1: Biographical Materials and Studies


• Constance Margain (Le Havre/Potsdam): Die zwei Leben des Anton Saefkow: kommunistischer Widerstandskämpfer und sozialistischer Held (1903-1944). Biographische Skizzen und Fragen der historischen Erinnerung ... 62
• Andreas Peglau (Berlin): Wilhelm Reich und Willy Brandt als „Hochverräter“ ... 74
• Alexander R. Schejngeit (Konstanz): Der Mann, der die sowjetische Auslands-berichterstattung organisierte. Jakov Doleckij, Leiter der Nachrichtenagentur TASS, 1921-1937 ... 79
• Maurice Andreu: Les manuscrits de prison de Boukharine (1937-1938) ... 88
• Bernhard H. Bayerlein, Kasper Braskén, Uwe Sonnenberg, Gleb J. Albert: Research on Willi Münzenberg (1889-1940). Life, Activities. and Solidarity Networks. A Bibliography ... 104

IV.2: Regional Materials and Studies

• Lazar Kheifets, Victor Kheifets (St Petersburg): The “International of Moscow” or the “International of Buenos Aires”? The Comintern and the Paraguayan Communist Party ... 123
• Marcos Schiavi (Buenos Aires): Los sindicatos comunistas argentinos ante el surgimiento del peronismo. El caso textil y metalúrgico ...137
• Andreas Stergiou (Crete): Die Linke in Griechenland. Ein historischer Überblick von ihrer Entstehung bis zu den Maiwahlen 2012 ... 152

V. New Publications – Reports, Presentations and Reviews

V.1: Reviews


• Der lange Schatten der Mauer: Neuerscheinungen zur Emigration aus der DDR. Sammelrezension (Frank Wolff, Osnabrück) ... 169
• Rudolf Boch, Rainer Karlsch (eds.): Uranbergbau im Kalten Krieg. Die Wismut im sowjetischen Atomkomplex. I: Studien. II: Dokumente, Berlin, Ch. Links, 2011. 699, XVI + 387 p. – ISBN 978-3-86153-653-6 + 978-3-86153-654-3 (Walter M. Iber, Graz) ... 179
• Christian Heppner (ed.): Als Sozialist und Kommunist unter vier Regimes. Die Memoiren des ersten niedersächsischen Sozialministers Karl Abel. 1897-1971, Bielefeld, Verlag für Regionalgeschichte, 2008. 408 pp. (Schaumburger Studien. 67). – ISBN 978-3-89534-677-4 (Jan Willem Waterböhr, Bielefeld) ... 181
• Herbeck, Ulrich: Das Feindbild vom „jüdischen Bolschewiken“. Zur Geschichte des russischen Antisemitismus vor und während der Russischen Revolution [The „Jewish Bolshevik“ as an Enemy Stereotype. The History of Russian Antisemitism Before and During the Russian Revolution], Berlin,  Metropol, 2009. 480 p. ISBN 978-3-940938-49-7 (Frank Wolff, Osnabrück) ... 183
• Tristram Hunt: Friedrich Engels. Der Mann, der den Marxismus erfand, Berlin, Propyläen, 2012 . 574 p. ISBN:978-3-549-07378-0 (Klaus-Georg Riegel, Trier) ... 188
• David King (ed.): Roter Stern über Russland. Eine visuelle Geschichte der Sowjetunion von 1917 bis zum Tode Stalins. Plakate, Fotografien und Zeichnungen aus der David-King-Sammlung, Essen, Mehring, 2010. 352 pp. – ISBN 978-3-88634-091-0 (Gleb J. Albert, Bielefeld) ... 192
• Grigorij F. Krivošeev e.a.: Velikaja Otečestvennaja bez grifa sekretnosti. Kniga poter' [Der Große Vaterländische Krieg ohne Geheimhaltung. Ein Buch der Verluste], Moskva, Veče, 2009. 380 p. – ISBN 978-5-9533-3877-6 (Jan Foitzik, Berlin) ... 196
• Todor Kuljić: Sećanje na titoizam. Između diktata i otpora [Die Erinnerung an den Titoismus. Zwischen Diktat und Widerstand], Beograd, Čigoja, 2011. 267 p. – ISBN 978-86-75588-23-8 (Avgust Lešnik, Ljubljana) ... 200
• Annelies Laschitza, Klaus Gietinger (eds.): Rosa Luxemburgs Tod. Dokumente und Kommentare, Leipzig, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Sachsen, 2010, 203 p. (Rosa-Luxemburg-Forschungsberichte. 7). – ISBN 978-3-89819-333-7 (Ottokar Luban, Berlin) ... 204
• Gerlinde Lorenz: „Leitstern“ Sozialismus. Die politische Biografie des Remscheider Arbeiterführers Otto Braß (1875-1950) und seines Sohnes Otto (1900-1972), Klartext Verlag, Essen 2010. 432 p. (Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Soziale Bewegungen. Schriftenreihe A, Darstellungen. 46). – ISBN 978-3-8375-0412-5 (Ottokar Luban, Berlin) ... 206
• Ziyang Zhao, Pu Bao, Renee Chiang, Adi Ignatius (eds.): Prisoner of the State. The Secret Journal of Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang, London-Sydney, Simon & Schuster, 2009. XXV, 306 p. – ISBN 978-1-4391-4938-6 (Sebastian Burghof, Mannheim) ... 212
• Laura Polexe: Netzwerke und Freundschaft. Sozialdemokraten in Rumänien, Russland und der Schweiz an der Schwelle zum 20. Jahrhundert, Göttingen, V&R Unipress, 2011. 270 p. – ISBN 978-3-899718-07-2 (Kevin J. Callahan, West Hartford) ... 217

V.2: Presentations and Announcements

• John Riddell (ed.): Toward the United Front. Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International 1922, Leiden, Brill, 2011. 1310 p. (Historical Materialism Book Series. 34). – ISBN 978-9-00420-778-3 ... 221
• Fridrich I. Firsov: Sekrety Kommunističeskogo Internacionala. Šifroperepiska [Secrets of the Communist International. Coded Correspondence], Moskva, ROSSPĖN, 2011. 519 p. (Istorija stalinizma). – ISBN 978-5-8243-1461-8 ... 222
• Ralf Hoffrogge: Sozialismus und Arbeiterbewegung in Deutschland.  Von den Anfängen bis 1914 [Socialism and Workers’ Movement in Germany. From the Beginnings to 1914], Stuttgart, Schmetterling, 2011. 216 p. (Reihe theorie.org). – ISBN 978-3-89657-655-2 ... 222
• Richard Müller: Eine Geschichte der Novemberrevolution [The History of the November Revolution]. Vom Kaiserreich zur Republik. Die Novembverrevolution. Der Bürgerkrieg in Deutschland, Berlin, Die Buchmacherei, 2011. 756 p. – ISBN 978-3-00-035400-7 ... 223
• David North: Verteidigung Leo Trotzkis, Essen, Mehring-Verlag, 2010. 259 p. – ISBN 978-3-88634-085-9 ... 223
• David Fernbach (ed.): In the Steps of Rosa Luxemburg. Selected Writings of Paul Levi, Leiden, Brill, 2011. VI, 349 p. (Historical Materialism Book Series. 31). – ISBN 978-90-04-19607-0 ... 224
• Raquel Varela: A História do PCP na Revolução dos cravos [The History of the Portuguese Communist Party in the Carnations Revolution], Lisboa, Bertrand, 2011. 399 p. – ISBN 978-972-252295-3 ... 224
• Tibor Frank: Widerstand im Gulag. Überlebensstrategien und aktiver Protest in sowjetischen Straflagern 1923-1960 [Resistance in the Gulag. Survival Strategies and Active Protest in Soviet Penal Camps, 1923-1960], Marburg, Tectum-Verlag, 2010. 136 p. – ISBN 978-3-8288-2326-6 ... 225
• Angelo Priori: O Levante dos Posseiros. A revolta camponesa de Porecatu e a ação do Partido Comunista Brasileiro no campo [The Squatters’ Uprising. The Peasants’ Revolt in Porecatu, Brazil, and the Activities of the Brazilian Communist Party in the Rural Area], Maringá, EDUEM, 2011. 236 p. – ISBN 978-85-7628-390-4 ... 225
• Wolfgang Hesse (ed.): Die Eroberung der beobachtenden Maschinen. Zur Arbeiter-fotografie der Weimarer Republik [The Conquest of the Observing Machines. Workers’ Photography in the Weimar Republic], Leipzig, Leipziger Universitäts-Verlag, 2012. 491 p. (Schriften zur sächsischen Geschichte und Volkskunde. 37). – ISBN 978-3-86583-616-8 ... 226
• Doris Danzer: Zwischen Vertrauen und Verrat. Deutschsprachige kommunistische Intel-lektuelle und ihre sozialen Beziehungen. 1918-1960 [Between Trust and Treason. German-language Communist Intellectuals and Their Social Relations. 1918-1960], Göttingen, V&R Unipress, 2012. 576 p. (Freunde – Gönner – Getreue. 5). – ISBN 978-3-89971-939-0 ... 226
• José Gotovitch: Du communisme et des communiste en Belgique. Approches critiques [Communism and Communists in Belgium. Critical Approaches], Bruxelles, Aden, 2012. 436 p. – ISBN 978-280592-024-0 ... 227
• Hilde Kramer: Rebellin in München, Moskau und Berlin. Autobiographisches Fragment 1900-1924 [Rebel in Munich, Moscow and Berlin. Autobiographical Fragment 1900-1924]. Herausgegeben von Egon Günther, unter Mitarbeit von Thies Marsen, Berlin, BasisDruck, 2011. 264 p. (Pamphlete. 27). – ISBN 978-86163-144-6 ... 227
• James Ryan: Lenin’s Terror, The Ideological Origins of Early Soviet State Violence, London e.a., Routledge, 2012. XI, 260 p. (Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series. 36). – ISBN 978-0-415-67396-9 ... 228
• John Shepherd, Jonathan Davis, Chris Wrigley (eds.): The Second Labour Government, 1929-31. A Reappraisal, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2012. 272 p. – ISBN 978-0-7190-8614-4 ... 228
• Larissa Rosa Corrêa: A tessitura dos direitos. Patrões e empregados na justiça do trabalho. 1953-1964 [The Tissues of the Laws. Enterpreneurs and Employees in Labour Law. 1953-1964], São Paulo, LTr, 2011. 231 p. – ISBN 978-85-361-1654-9 ... 229
• Richard Pare, Maria Tsantsanoglou, Jean-Louis Cohen u.a.: Baumeister der Revolution. Sowjetische Kunst und Architektur 1915-1935 [Builders of the Revolution. Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935], Essen, Mehring Verlag, 2011. 272 pp. – ISBN 978-3-88634-096-5 ... 229

V.3: Books Sent in for Review ... 231

VI. Meetings and Conferences Concerning Communist Studies 2011-2013

VI.1: Conference List
• Past Meetings and Conferences 2011 ... 233
• Meetings and Conferences 2012-2013 ... 238

VI.2: Conference Reports and Announcements
• Call for Papers: Radical Americas (Institute of the Americas, University College London, 28-29 January 2013) ... 242
• Call for Papers: International Conference "Crisis and Mobilization since 1789" (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, 22-24 February 2013) ... 243
• Historical Materialism Conference 2011: Panels on the History of Communism ... 245
• Conference on the “Praxis School”: Materials Online ... 245

VII. The International Bibliography of Communist Studies. Issue 2011

VII.1: Books on Communism, 2011 ... 248
VII.2: Journal Articles on Communism, 2011 ... 299

VIII. Periodicals/ Serials on Communist Studies

VIII.1: Directory of Periodicals on Communist Studies and Connected Areas: Conventional and Online Journals, Newsletters and Bulletins ... 373

VIII.2: Announcements and Calls for Papers
• Call for Articles: „Den Kommunismus erinnern“. Jahrbuch für Historische Kommunismus-forschung 2014 ... 386
• Announcement: Workers of the World. International Journal of Strikes and Social
Conflict ... 387
• Announcement: Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda, año 1, n° 1 ... 388

IX. Internet Resources. Websites Relevant for Communist Studies ... 391

X. Communism in Culture, Art and Media
 
• Some Exhibitions on the History of Communism, 2011-2012 ... 399
• Berlin/Moskau: Retrospektive und Konferenz über Mežrabpom-Fil’m ... 400
• Berlin: Ausstellung und Tagung über Willi Münzenberg ... 400
• Opening of the Museo Memorial de la Resistencia Dominicana, Santo Domingo ... 401
• “Hotel Lux”: Das sowjetische KPD-Exil im Spielfilm ... 401
• Tatlin-Ausstellungen in Moskau und Basel ... 402
• „Die Tochter des Generals“: Verschollener Roman von Arkadij Maslow veröffentlicht ... 402

XI. Discussions, Debates, Historical Controversies

• William A. Booth (London, UK): Mid-Century Communisms: A Schematic Approach? ... 403
• Controversy around Trotsky Biography by Robert Service ... 411
• Russia: “Commission against Falsification” Dissolved ... 413

XII. Miscellanea

• Jorge Semprún (1923-2011) ... 414
• Sergei Alekseevich Pavliuchenkov (1960-2010) ... 414
• Klaus Tenfelde (1944-2011) ... 415
• Hartmut Mehringer (1944-2011) ... 415

Authors ... 416