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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 XIX (2013), no 26 (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 2012

• Aufarbeitung Aktuell • NewsNet • Alfred Klahr Gesellschaft Mitteilungen • Mitteilungen des FABGAB • Neuer Nachrichtenbrief der Gesellschaft für Exilforschung ... 8

II. News on Archives, Holdings and Institutions

• Stalin and Politburo Fonds Online • L’Ordine Nuovo Digitized • New Issue of Stalin’s Shooting Lists CD • “Dissertation Reviews” Website • New Dan Goulooze Papers at the IISH • “The Spanish Revolution” P.O.U.M. Bulletin Online • PSA Communism Specialist Group Formed • Proletarian Party of America Internal Bulletin Online • Recent Articles by Lars T. Lih • Online-Bildatlas „Kunst in der DDR“ ... 11
• Freddy Litten (Munich): New Microforms from Ukraine and Russia at the Bavarian State Library in Munich ... 14

III. Research Projects and Dissertations – Work in Progress

• David Broder (London): Bandiera Rossa, Communism and the Working Class during the German Occupation of Rome, 1943-44. PhD Project ... 15
• Serhiy Hirik (Kyiv): The Ideology of the Ukrainian Party of Socialists-Revolutionaries (Borotbists) / The Ukrainian Communist Party (Borotbists), 1918-1920. PhD Project ... 17
• Jonathan Waterlow (Oxford): The Soviet ‘Nuremberg’: Forging the Postwar World Beyond the Iron Curtain, 1945-1953’. Research Project ... 19
• Florian Wilde (Hamburg): Ernst Meyer (1887-1930). Vergessene Führungsfigur des deutschen Kommunismus. Eine politische Biographie. Dissertation ... 20
• Jesper Jørgensen (Copenhagen): Danish-Russian Archive Project: The Danish Personal Files in the Comintern Archives ... 21
• The Alexander Bogdanov Library ... 23
• Das Willi-Münzenberg-Forum und der Internationale Willi-Münzenberg-Kongress ... 26
• Aurélie Audeval, Bernhard H. Bayerlein, Christian Oppetit (Paris/Bochum): Avant la seconde guerre mondiale, le rêve de la chute de Hitler – Le « Zukunft », Paris (1938-1940), Organe de l'Union Franco-allemande. Projet européen d'Archives et de Recherche / Der Traum von Hitlers Sturz – noch vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg: „Die Zukunft“, Paris (1938-1940), Organ der Deutsch-Französischen Union. Ein europäisches Archiv- und Forschungsprojekt ... 28
• PAPRIK@2F. Internet Portal: Political Archives Research Indexation Komintern and French Archives ... 38
• Dissertations Reviewed at “Dissertation Reviews” ... 40

IV. Studies and Materials

• Barbara C. Allen (Philadelphia): Former Worker Oppositionists’ Personal and Personnel Files in the Russian State Archive of the Economy, 1918-1929 ... 42
• Iain Lauchlan (Edinburgh): Feliks before the Fall. A Biographical Approach to Understanding Stalinism ... 48
• Sebastián J. Rodríguez, Andrés Iván Gurbanov (Buenos Aires): El “Caso Real” a la luz de la relación entre Comunismo y Peronismo ... 62
• Daniel Kersffeld (Mexico): Bolcheviques en Ecuador: Un abordaje en torno a los orígenes del Partido Comunista Ecuatoriano ... 73
• Ivajlo Znepolski (Sofia): En lisant le journal de Georgi Dimitrov : Dimitrov et Staline. La « démocratie populaire » et le projet totalitaire ... 83

V. New Publications – Reports, Presentations and Reviews

V.1: Review Essays


• Lars T. Lih (Montreal): Campaignism: An Essential Theme in the History of the Left ... 95
• Endre Kiss (Budapest): „…ein ziemlich bewegtes Leben.” Georg Lukács: Autobiographische Texte und Gespräche ... 104
• Bernhard H. Bayerlein (Bochum): Ein Jahrhundertleben für ein gerechtes, brüderliches Europa: Jorge Semprún ... 111

V.2: Reviews

• Peter Kuckuk (ed.): Die Revolution 1918/19 in Bremen. Aufsätze und Dokumente [The Revolution of 1918/19 in Bremen. Essays and Documents], Bremen, Edition Temmen, 2010. 230 pp. (Beiträge zur Sozialgeschichte Bremens. 27). – ISBN 978-3837810011 / Gerhard Engel: Johann Knief. Ein unvollendetes Leben [Johann Knief. An Incomplete Life], Berlin, Karl Dietz Verlag, 2011. 455 pp. (Geschichte des Kommunismus und Linkssozialismus. 15). – ISBN 978-3320022495. (Ottokar Luban, Berlin) ... 118
• Oleg Budnitskii: Russian Jews between the Reds and the Whites, 1917-1920. Translated by Timothy J. Portice, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. 544 pp. – ISBN 978-0812243642 (Frank Wolff, Osnabrück) ... 125
• Paul Frölich: Autobiographie 1890-1921. Parcours d’un militant internationaliste allemand. De la social-démocratie au parti communiste. Traduit de l’allemand par Jacqueline Bois, Montreuil-sous-Bois, Éditions Science Marxiste, 2011. 257 pp. – ISBN 978-2912639493 / Hilde Kramer: Rebellin in München, Moskau und Berlin. Autobiographisches Fragment 1900-1924. Herausgegeben von Egon Günther unter Mitarbeit von Thies Marsen, Berlin, BasisDruck Verlag Berlin, 2011. 259 pp. (Pamphlete. 27). – ISBN 978-3861631446 (Ottokar Luban, Berlin) ... 128
• Igal Halfin: Red Autobiographies. Initiating The Bolshevik Self. Seattle, WA, University of Washington Press, 2011. 197 pp. (Donald W. Treadgold Studies on Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia). – ISBN 978-0295991122 (Klaus-Georg Riegel, Trier) ... 132
• Michael Brie, Frigga Haug (eds.): Zwischen Klassenstaat und Selbstbefreiung. Zum Staatsverständnis von Rosa Luxemburg [Between Class State and Self-Emancipation. Rosa Luxemburg’s Concept of the State], Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2011. 242 pp. (Staatsverständnisse. 43). – ISBN 978-3832941482 (Fritz Weber, Vienna) ... 138
• Johannes Fülberth: „...wird mit Brachialgewalt durchgefochten“. Bewaffnete Konflikte mit Todesfolge vor Gericht. Berlin 1929 bis 1932/1933 [„...Fought with Brutal Force“. Armed Conflicts with Fatal Consequences on Trial, Berlin 1929 to 1932/33], Köln. PapyRossa, 2011. 154 pp. (PapyRossa-Hochschulschriften. 87). – ISBN 978-3894384623 (Torben Möbius, Bielefeld) ... 141
• Hans Coppi, Stefan Heinz (eds.): Der vergessene Widerstand der Arbeiter. Gewerkschafter, Kommunisten, Sozialdemokraten, Trotzkisten, Anarchisten und Zwangsarbeiter [The Forgotten Workers’ Resistance. Trade Unionists, Communists, Social Democrats, Trotskyists, Anarchists, and Forced Labourers], Berlin, Karl Dietz Verlag, 2012. 383 pp. (Geschichte des Kommunismus und Linkssozialismus. 16). – ISBN 978-3320022648 (Marcel Bois, Berlin) ... 145
• Sergei Kropachev: Von der Lüge zur Aufklärung. Verluste durch „Großen Terror“ und Krieg in der sowjetischen und russischen Historiografie [From Lie to Clarification. Causalities of „Great Terror“ and War in Soviet and Russian Historiography]. Aus dem Russischen von Vera Ammer, Berlin, Metropol Verlag, 2011. 207 pp. (ZeitgeschichteN. 8). – ISBN 978-3863310561 (Jan Foitzik, Berlin) ... 149
• Frédérick Genevée: La fin du secret. Histoire des archives du Parti communiste français [The End of the Secret. The History of the Archives of the French Communist Party], Paris, Editions de l’Atelier, 2012. 176 pp. – ISBN 978-2708241909 (Romain Ducoulombier, Paris) ... 150
• Nicholas John Williams: Das Gedächtnis Kubas. Die Revolution im Interview [Cuba’s Memory. The Revolution Interviewed], Marburg, Tectum-Verlag, 2011. 304 pp. – ISBN 978-3828826632 (Jens Hildebrandt, Mannheim) ... 152

V.3: Presentations and Announcements

• Dreibändige Edition “Deutschland – Russland – Komintern” ... 155
• S. A. Smith (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism, Oxford e.a., Oxford University Press, 2014. 672 pp. (Oxford Handbooks in History). – ISBN 978-0199602056 ... 156
• Carlos Nelson Coutinho: Gramsci’s Political Thought, Leiden-Boston, Brill, 2012. XVI, 198 pp. (Historical Materialism Book Series. 38). – ISBN 978-9004228665 ... 158
• Walter Thys (ed.): Vom Wandervogel zum „Compañero“. Jan Andries Jolles. 1906-1942. Soldat der Weltrevolution. Dokumente zu einer Biographie [From “Wandervogel” to “Compañero“. Jan Andries Jolles, 1906-1942. Soldier of World Revolution. Materials for a Biography], Leipzig, Leipziger Universitäts-Verlag, 2012. 393 pp. – ISBN 978-3865835314 ... 158
• Jacob A. Zumoff: The Communist International and US Communism. 1919-1929, Leiden, Brill, 2014. Approx. 400 pp. (Historical Materialism Book Series. 82). – ISBN 978-9004219601 ... 159
• Kevin Morgan: Bolshevism, Syndicalism and the General Strike. The Lost Internationalist World of A.A. Purcell, London, Lawrence & Wishart, 2013. 480 pp. (Bolshevism and the British Left. 3). – ISBN 978-1907103544 ... 159
• Andreas Petersen: Deine Schnauze wird dir in Sibirien zufrieren. Ein Jahrhundertdiktat. Erwin Jöris [Your Gob Will Freeze in Siberia! The Dictation of a Century. Erwin Jöris], Wiesbaden, marixverlag, 2012. 520 pp. – ISBN 978-3865392848 ... 160
• John Eric Marot: The October Revolution in Prospect and Retrospect. Interventions in Russian and Soviet History, Leiden-Boston, Brill, 2012. X, 273 pp. (Historical Materialism Book Series. 37). – ISBN 978-9004228658 ... 160
• Ludmila Thomas: Georgi Tschitscherin. „Ich hatte die Revolution und Mozart“ [Georgii Chicherin. “I Had the Revolution and Mozart”], Berlin, Karl Dietz Verlag, 2012. 287 pp. – ISBN 978-3320022754 ... 161
• Gertrud Lenz: Gertrud Meyer. Ein politisches Leben im Schatten Willy Brandts. 1914-2002 [Gertrud Meyer. A Political Life in the Shadows of Willy Brandt, 1914-2002], Paderborn, Schöningh, 2013. 252 pp. – ISBN 978-3506775696 ... 161
• David King: Russische revolutionäre Plakate. Bürgerkrieg und bolschewistische Periode, sozialistischer Realismus und Stalin-Ära [Russian Revolutionary Posters. Civil War and Bolshevik Period, Socialist Realism and Stalin Era]. Übersetzt von Peter Sondershausen, Essen, Mehring, 2012. 144 pp. – ISBN 978-3886340989 ... 161
• Wolfgang Hesse (ed.): Die Eroberung der beobachtenden Maschinen. Zur Arbeiterfotografie der Weimarer Republik [The Conquest of the Observing Machines. Workers’ Photography in the Weimar Republic], Leipzig, Leipziger Universitäts-Verlag, 2012. 491 pp. (Schriften zur sächsischen Geschichte und Volkskunde. 37). – ISBN 978-3865836168 ... 162
• Doris Danzer: Zwischen Vertrauen und Verrat. Deutschsprachige kommunistische Intellektuelle 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 pp. (Freunde – Gönner – Getreue. 5). – ISBN 978-3899719390 ... 162
• Mario Kessler: Ruth Fischer. Ein Leben mit und gegen Kommunisten. 1895-1961 [Ruth Fischer. A Life With and Against Communists, 1895-1961], Köln e.a., Böhlau, 2013. 750 pp. (Zeithistorische Studien. 51). – ISBN 978-3412210144 ... 163
• Karl Steinhardt: Lebenserinnerungen eines Wiener Arbeiters [Memoirs of a Viennese Worker], hg. und eingeleitet von Manfred Mugrauer, Wien, Alfred Klahr Gesellschaft, 2013. 320 pp. (Biografische Texte zur Geschichte der österreichischen Arbeiterbewegung. 7). – ISBN 978-3950313727 ... 163
• Fredrik Petersson: Willi Münzenberg, the League against Imperialism, and the Comintern, 1925-1933, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press/Queenston Press, 2013. 1152 pp. – ISBN 978-0773442986 ... 164
• Wolfgang Hesse: Körper und Zeichen. Arbeiterfotografien aus Dohna, Heidenau und Johanngeorgenstadt 1932/33, Dresden, Thelem 2013. 269 pp. (Bausteine aus dem Institut für Sächsische Geschichte und Volkskunde. 24). – ISBN 978-3942411707 ... 165
• Frederick C. Corney (ed.): Trotsky's Challenge. The 'Literary Discussion' of 1924 and the Fight for the Bolshevik Revolution, Leiden e.a., Brill, 2014. Approx. 500 pp. (Historical Materialism Book Series) ... 165
• Andreas Peglau: Unpolitische Wissenschaft? Wilhelm Reich und die Psychoanalyse im Nationalsozialismus [Unpolitical Science? Wilhelm Reich and Psychoanalysis during National Socialism], Gießen, Psychosozial-Verlag, 2013. 635 pp. – ISBN 978-3837920970 ... 166
• Todor Kuljić: Anatomija desnice. Izbor iz publicističkih radova 1978–2013 [The Anatomy of the Right: Selected Newspaper Columns, Book Reviews and Interviews 1978-2013], Beograd, Čigoja štampa, 2013. 286 p. – ISBN 978-8653100094 ... 166

V.4: Books Sent in for Review ... 167

VI. Meetings and Conferences Concerning Communist Studies 2012-2014

VI.1: Conference List

• Past Meetings and Conferences 2012 ... 169
• Meetings and Conferences 2013-2014 ... 173

VI.2: Conference Reports and Announcements

• 9th Historical Materialism Conference, 8-11 November 2012, London ... 176
• Conference Programme: Workers' Internationalism before 1914 ... 177
• Paris: International Rosa Luxemburg Society Conference ... 179
• Madrid: Symposium “Europa del Este durante el comunismo: aportaciones desde la historiografía española”, 25-26 October 2012 ... 179
• Promotions- und Graduiertenkolleg: Geschichte linker Politik in Deutschland jenseits von Sozialdemokratie und Parteikommunismus ... 180

VII. The International Bibliography of Communist Studies. Issue 2012.

VII.1: Books and Journal Articles on Communism ... 183

VII.2: Journal Articles on Communism ... 217

VIII. Periodicals/ Serials on Communist Studies

VIII.1: Directory of Periodicals on Communist Studies and Connected Areas: Conventional and Online Journals, Newsletters and Bulletins ... 304


VIII.2: Announcements and Calls for Papers

• Moving the Social - Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements ... 316
• Workers of the World – International Journal of Strikes and Social Conflict ... 316
• Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda ... 317

IX. Internet Resources. Websites Relevant for Communist Studies ... 319

X. Communism in Culture, Art and Media


• Some Exhibitions on the History of Communism, 2012-2013 ... 327
• „Briefe an Trotzki“ – eine szenische Kollage • Erzählung von Egon Erwin Kisch wiederveröffentlicht • „Das Ende der SED“ als Bühnenstück • Neuer Dokumentarfilm zum Volksaufstand vom 17. Juni 1953 ... 328
• Andreas Peglau (Berlin): „Der Fall Wilhelm Reich“ (Österreich 2012). Rezension zum Film ... 330

XI. Discussions, Debates, Historical Controversies

• Debatte um neues Buch von Jörg Baberowski ... 333

XII. Miscellanea

• Historical Materialism Book Series: Selected Works of Amadeo Bordiga. Call for Donations • Wilhelm Reich und Willy Brandt – ein Nachtrag • 13. Wissenschaftspreis der Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Sachsen 2013 • Carlos Nelson Coutinho (1943-2012) • Eric J. Hobsbawm (1917-2012) • Horst Dähn (1941-2012) • Helmut Fleischer (1927-2012) • Anton Vladimirovich Antonov-Ovseenko (1920-2013) ... 334

Authors ... 338