Gustav Landauer Library Witten

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Gustav Landauer Library Witten
Gustav-Landauer-Bibliothek Witten
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Gustav Landauer Library Witten
TypeSpecial library
Coordinates51°26′35″N 7°19′56″E / 51.44312°N 7.33213°E / 51.44312; 7.33213Coordinates: 51°26′35″N 7°19′56″E / 51.44312°N 7.33213°E / 51.44312; 7.33213
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Gustav Landauer Book Exposition

The Gustav Landauer Library Witten (German: Gustav-Landauer-Bibliothek Witten, GLBW) is a special library in Witten, Germany.


The Gustav Landauer Library was founded 2011 in sociocultural center Trotz Allem (Despite of it all) inside of the then infoshop. The name relates to the theorist of anarchism Gustav Landauer. Foundation of the collection was a big book donation on occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of the Russian writer and anarcho-pacifist Leo Tolstoy in 2010. Further book donations followed. In 2012 Trotz Allem together with Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft Witten (German-Israeli Society Witten) organized a lecture by the editor of Ausgewählte Schriften (elected writings) of Landauer, Siegbert Wolf, about philosophy and judaism at Gustav Landauer. In the context of this event a book exposition by Gustav Landauer Library about the life and work of Gustav Landauer was presented.[2][3][4]

Scope of collection[edit]

The collection of Gustav Landauer Library is focused at publications, that were distributed, read and discussed in the left-wing-alternative movements. Among other subjects it includes the topics antifascism, gender, free pedagogy, peace politics, ecology, economy, political developments in the diverse countries of the world and the teachings of classic and current theorists.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Gustav-Landauer-Bibliothek Witten [ISIL DE-Wit3]". Berlin State Library. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ Anna Ernst (11 December 2011). ""Trotz Allem". Bibliothek als Zeichen für die Gewaltlosigkeit" (in German). Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Die Gustav-Landauer-Bibliothek im Wittener "Trotz Allem"" (PDF). Gǎidào (in German). Föderation deutschsprachiger Anarchist*innen. December 2012. pp. 22–23. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Do. 21. Jun.: "…ich will um des Gestaltens willen erkennen". Philosophie und Judentum bei Gustav Landauer. Vortrag von Dr. Siegbert Wolf" (in German). Trotz Allem. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Gustav-Landauer-Bibliothek Witten" (in German). Trotz Allem. Retrieved 26 March 2018.