Talk:Communist Party of Germany

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Please, clean this article as someone has put nonsense words in "Post 2nd World War", for example and has deleted the links. Also, now the article is a bit unfinished. (posted by 17:42, 26 January 2006)


I think the sections on the KPD during the 1920s through the 1930s should be expanded. While not much can be written about what transpired during the Nazi era, perhaps some connections could be made with the Red Orchestra. --metzerly 06:28, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Collaboration of NSDAP[edit]

This article should include details of the political collaboration between the NSDAP and the KPD in their mutual goal of bringing down the Weimar Republic. This has been described in a great many sources and this should be a fairly easy task.

I second this opinion. In particular this section is POV favouring the communist defense against criticism. Johan Arve — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:59, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Please sign your comment. Adam 05:28, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Well, I wouldn't say that they collaborated and coordinated (except maybe for the Young plan) but rather both parties rejected the Weimar Republic government. They hated each other.

Apparently the beginning of this article claims that Karl Haushoffer and Gregor Strasser had some connection to them (this of course led to Strasser's murder during the Knight of Long Knives and Haushoffer being sent to Dacchau). As a side note, they both desired to steer the NSDAP towards an alliance with the Soviet Union, seeing Stalin's regime as both ideologically and culturally compatible with their own goals (this is particularly ironic, since Haushoffer's cultural and geopolitical theories concerning "The Eurasia World-Island" were the basis for Germany's eastern expansion). 17:47, 4 July 2007 (UTC) (IdeArchon)


I know nothing about the Bülow-Platz Murders or their relevance to this article, but since Kingstowngalway didn't see fit to include any real citations I decided to delete his paragraphs on the subject while I cleaned up his more obviously spurious edits. I'd be happy to see anyone with real information on these "notorious activities" replace that bit with something less lurid and more substantial Echeneida 19:21, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Jews in KPD[edit]

I clearly remember watching a program on the History Channel a few years ago that was about the rise of the Nazi party. This program spent a lot of time covering the conflicts between the Nazi party and its rivals. The main rival they showed was the KPD. They showed a picture of the top 13 members of the KPD and said they were all Jewish. They also explained how afraid many Germans were of communism. I don't see anything in this wiki about Jews in the KPD. Was this documentary I saw wrong or is this information simply missing from this wiki? Thanks for any input. - Bluetd —Preceding comment was added at 18:49, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

It's certainly true that a substantial proportion of the KPD's early leadership was Jewish, starting with Rosa Luxemburg and Paul Levi. But the proportion would have dropped sharply after the party was stalinised around 1930. Anything you write about this must be properly sourced. Intelligent Mr Toad (talk) 02:31, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Still some vandalism[edit]

I see people have reverted most of the changes, but there remains some vandalism in the end of first paragraph of the "Early History" section. I don't know the best way to revert this, so I'm hoping someone else sees this and can do it. It should probably just be taken to where it was before the 18th, when all of this started. (talk) 05:02, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

I think I have removed it all now. Intelligent Mr Toad (talk) 08:02, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Doctored photograph[edit]

The photograph of KL Haus that accompanies this article appears to have been doctored to add an AFA banner. (talk) 07:31, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Leaders / General Secretary[edit]

Does anybody know a source which provides a comprehensive list of leaders for the party? It is not mentioned here, or on the German Wikipedia and I can't find it in any books on communism that I have. Did they have a collective leadership or a General Secretary? Ernst Thälmann's article says he was the leader for some time (which is what I thought too). Claíomh Solais (talk) 20:33, 8 July 2017 (UTC)