Bernhard Schottländer
Bernhard Schottländer (1895–1920) was a German socialist politician and journalist.Schottländer grew up in one of the richest Jewish families in Breslau (present-day Wrocław in Poland). His fami...
Bernhard Bästlein
Bernhard Bästlein (December 3, 1894 in Hamburg – September 18, 1944 in Brandenburg an der Havel) was a German Communist and resistance fighter against the Nazi régime. He was imprisoned very shortly a...
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List of Independent Social Democratic Party politicians
A list of notable politicians of the defunct Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany:
List of Independent Social Democratic Party politicians - Wikipedia
Ernst Toller
Ernst Toller (1 December 1893 – 22 May 1939) was a German left-wing playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays. He served in 1919 for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian So...
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Eduard Bernstein
Eduard Bernstein (6 January 1850 – 18 December 1932) was a German social democratic political theorist and politician, a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), and the founder of ...
Eduard Bernstein - Wikipedia
Heinrich Laufenberg
Heinrich Laufenberg (19 January 1872 – 3 February 1932) was a leading German communist and was one of the first to develop the idea of National Bolshevism. Laufenberg was a history academic by profess...
Anton Grylewicz
Anton Grylewicz (8 January 1885 - 2 August 1971) was a German communist politician.
Grylewicz was born into a working-class family in Berlin, where he finished school and was apprenticed as a lock...
Otto Grotewohl
Otto Grotewohl ([ˈɔtoː ˈɡʁoːtəvoːl]; 11 March 1894 – 23 September 1964) was a German politician and the first prime minister of the German Democratic Republic from 1949 until his death in 1964.
Gr...
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Ernst Däumig
Ernst Däumig (1868–1922) was a German politician and was the co-chairman of both the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USPD) and Communist Party of Germany (KPD).
Däumig was a member...
Ernst Thälmann
Ernst Thälmann (16 April 1886 – 18 August 1944) was the leader of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) during much of the Weimar Republic. He was arrested by the Gestapo in 1933 and held in solitary c...
Ernst Thälmann - Wikipedia
Hans Jendretzky
Hans Jendretzky (July 20, 1897 in Berlin – July 2, 1992 in Berlin) was a German communist politician. He was a prominent politician of the Socialist Unity Party (SED) in the German Democratic Re...
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Karl Artelt
Karl Artelt (31 December 1890 - 28 September 1981) was a German revolutionary and a leader of the sailors' revolt in Kiel.
Karl Artelt was born on 31 December 1890 in the German village of Salbke,...
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August Thalheimer
August Thalheimer (1884–1948) was a German Marxist activist and theoretician.
August Thalheimer was born 18 March 1884 in Affaltrach, now called Obersulm, Württemberg, Germany.Thalheimer was a me...
Kiel mutiny
The Kiel mutiny was a major revolt by sailors of the German High Seas Fleet on 3 November 1918. The revolt triggered the German revolution which was to sweep aside the monarchy within a few days. It u...
Kiel mutiny - Wikipedia
Karl Aderhold
Karl Aderhold (30 June 1884, Stolberg, Saxony-Anhalt – 20 June 1921 Hanover) was a German politician. He represented the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany.The son of a miner, he came from...
Ernst Goldenbaum
Ernst Goldenbaum (15 December 1898, Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin – 13 March 1990) was an East German politician.
Goldenbaum was born in Parchim. During World War I he served in the military...
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Clara Zetkin
Clara Zetkin (née Eissner; 5 July 1857 – 20 June 1933) was a German Marxist theorist, activist, and advocate for women's rights. In 1911, she organized the first International Women's Day.Until 1917,...
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Karl Schneider (activist)
Karl Schneider (27 June 1869 – 5 November 1940) was a German ophthalmologist, pacifist and resistance fighter against Nazism.
Schneider was born to Catholic and liberal parents in Ettenheim....
Leo Jogiches
Leo(n) Jogiches (17 June 1867 – 10 March 1919), also known by his party name of Leon Tyszka (Tyska, Tyshko, Tyshka) was a Marxist revolutionary active in Lithuania, Poland, and Germany.
Jogi...
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Emil Barth
Emil Barth (Heidelberg, 23 April 1879 - Berlin, 17 July 1941) was a German Social Democratic metal worker who became a key figure in the German Revolution of 1918. Barth joined the anti-war Independen...
Emil Eichhorn
Emil Eichhorn (9 October 1863 - 26 July 1925) was a USPD politician and Chief of the Berlin Police during the 1918-1919 German Revolution.Eichhorn was born in Röhrsdorf near Chemnitz in October 1863 a...
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Ernst Niekisch
Ernst Niekisch (23 May 1889 – 23 May 1967) was a German politician. Initially associated with mainstream left-wing politics he later became a prominent exponent of National Bolshevism.
Born ...
Rudolf Breitscheid
Rudolf Breitscheid, (November 2, 1874 – August 28, 1944) was a leading member of the Social Democratic Party and a delegate to the Reichstag during the era of the Weimar Republic in Germany. Bre...
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Rosa Luxemburg
Rosa Luxemburg (also Rozalia Luxenburg; Polish: Róża Luksemburg; 5 March 1871 – 15 January 1919) was a Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist of Polish-Jewish descent...
Rosa Luxemburg - Wikipedia
Kurt Eisner
Kurt Eisner (14 May 1867 – 21 February 1919) was a German politician and journalist. As a socialist journalist and statesman, he organized the Socialist Revolution that overthrew the Wi...
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Albert Buchmann
Albert Buchmann (October 28, 1894 in Pirmasens - May 17, 1975 in Berlin) was a German politician. He was a member of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and was Reichstag deputy of the party from 192...
Max Fechner
Max Fechner (27 July 1892  – 13 September 1973) was a German politician who served as Minister of Justice of East Germany from 1949 to 1953.
Fechner was born in Berlin and was a trained tool ...
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Bernhard Reichenbach
Bernhard Reichenbach (1888 in Berlin – 1975 in London) was a member of the Executive Committee of the Communist International. He was a member of the Communist Workers' Party of Germany and acted as t...
Hans Marchwitza
Hans Marchwitza (June 25, 1890 – January 17, 1965) was a German writer, proletarian poet, and communist.
Marchwitza was the son of miner Thomas Marchwitza and his wife Thekla Maxisch, and wa...
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Friedrich Wolf (writer)
Friedrich Wolf (December 23, 1888 – October 5, 1953) was a German doctor and a politically engaged writer who at one stage, from 1949–51, served as his young country's first ambassador to Poland.
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Friedrich Wolf (writer) - Wikipedia