Germany's lost Bolshevik: Paul Levi revisited
A review of David Fernbach (ed), In the Steps of Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Writings by Paul Levi
Date Written: 2012-10-09
Publisher: International Socialism
Year Published: 2012
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16227
Paul Levi’s name is almost unknown today outside a small community of specialised historians. But in the years 1919 and 1920 he was well known in Germany and abroad as the chair of the young Communist Party of Germany (KPD). He would become the most controversial figure in the German Communist movement. He was mainly responsible for building the KPD from a relatively small organisation in early 1918 into a truly mass party.