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Ruth Fischer Papers

Period  1946 and n.d
Total size   0.04 m.
Consultation Not restricted

Biography

Born in Leipzig 1895, died in Paris 1961; born Elfriede Eisler, sister of Hans Eisler; politician and publicist; studied philosophy, national economics and politics in Vienna; co-founder of the Kommunistische Partei Österreichs in Vienna 1918; moved to Berlin 1919; led the Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands and set it on an extreme left-wing course from 1924; removed from this party 1926; member of the Reichsrat 1924-1928; fled to Paris in 1933 and to the USA in 1941; developed a critical outlook on Stalinism and hoped for a better development of communism after Stalin's death; lived after 1955 in Paris and published her works Stalin and German Communism and Die Umformung der Sowjetgesellschaft; her son Ger(h)ard Friedländer was a mathematician and died in England 2001.

Content

Typescript by Gerard Friedländer on the life of his mother Ruth Fischer between both World Wars n.d.

Correspondence between Ruth Fischer and Gaston Davoost (= Henri Chazé) 1946.