Arkadij Maslow: Dissident Against His Will (1891-1941)

Ende des Projektes: Mai 2020

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In the GDR he was considered a renegade of communism, in the West he was mentioned at best in connection with his partner Ruth Fischer: Arkadij Maksimovich Maslow (1891-1941), born as Isaac Yefimovich Chemerinsky in Yelisavetgrad in the Ukraine. Ruth Fischer and Arkadij Maslow briefly led the Communist Party of Germany, the KPD, and swore it to submission to Moscow. After this duty was accomplished they were removed from the KPD leadership in fall 1925 and expelled from the party a year later. Henceforth they both lived as communist outsiders – persecuted by both Hitler and Stalin. Maslow escaped to Cuba via France and Portugal and was murdered in Havana in November 1941. He died as a communist dissident committed to the cause of a radical-socialist labor movement that lay in ruins.

 

Publication:
Mario Kessler: A Political Biography of Arkadij Maslow, 1891-1941 – Dissident Against His Will
London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2020, XVI+258 S. (Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice, ed. by Stephen Eric Bronner, Vol. 25)

This book is a political biography of Arkadij Maksimovich Maslow (1891-1941), a German Communist politician and later a dissident and opponent to Stalin. Together with his political and common-law marriage partner, Ruth Fischer, Maslow briefly led the Communist Party of Germany, the KPD, and brought about its submission to Moscow. Afterwards Fischer and Maslow were removed from the KPD leadership in the fall of 1925 and expelled from the party a year later. Henceforth they both lived as communist outsiders – persecuted by both Hitler and Stalin. Maslow escaped to Cuba via France and Portugal and was murdered under dubious circumstances in Havana in November 1941. He died as a communist dissident committed to the cause of a radical-socialist labor movement that lay in ruins.

ISBN 978-3-030-43256-0 (Hardcover); ISBN 978-3-030-43257-7 (E-Book).

 

Prof. Dr. Mario Keßler

Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

Büro: Am Neuen Markt 9d, Raum 1.24
Tel.: 0331/74510-115
Fax: 0331/74510-143

E-Mail: mariokessler [at] yahoo.com

Forschung

Arkadij Maslow: Dissident Against His Will (1891-1941)

Ende des Projektes: Mai 2020

Abgeschlossenes Buchprojekt

In the GDR he was considered a renegade of communism, in the West he was mentioned at best in connection with his partner Ruth Fischer: Arkadij Maksimovich Maslow (1891-1941), born as Isaac Yefimovich Chemerinsky in Yelisavetgrad in the Ukraine. Ruth Fischer and Arkadij Maslow briefly led the Communist Party of Germany, the KPD, and swore it to submission to Moscow. After this duty was accomplished they were removed from the KPD leadership in fall 1925 and expelled from the party a year later. Henceforth they both lived as communist outsiders – persecuted by both Hitler and Stalin. Maslow escaped to Cuba via France and Portugal and was murdered in Havana in November 1941. He died as a communist dissident committed to the cause of a radical-socialist labor movement that lay in ruins.

 

Publication:
Mario Kessler: A Political Biography of Arkadij Maslow, 1891-1941 – Dissident Against His Will
London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2020, XVI+258 S. (Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice, ed. by Stephen Eric Bronner, Vol. 25)

This book is a political biography of Arkadij Maksimovich Maslow (1891-1941), a German Communist politician and later a dissident and opponent to Stalin. Together with his political and common-law marriage partner, Ruth Fischer, Maslow briefly led the Communist Party of Germany, the KPD, and brought about its submission to Moscow. Afterwards Fischer and Maslow were removed from the KPD leadership in the fall of 1925 and expelled from the party a year later. Henceforth they both lived as communist outsiders – persecuted by both Hitler and Stalin. Maslow escaped to Cuba via France and Portugal and was murdered under dubious circumstances in Havana in November 1941. He died as a communist dissident committed to the cause of a radical-socialist labor movement that lay in ruins.

ISBN 978-3-030-43256-0 (Hardcover); ISBN 978-3-030-43257-7 (E-Book).

 

Prof. Dr. Mario Keßler

Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

Büro: Am Neuen Markt 9d, Raum 1.24
Tel.: 0331/74510-115
Fax: 0331/74510-143

E-Mail: mariokessler [at] yahoo.com

Forschung