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Rudolf Hilferding Papers

Period  1903, 1907-1912 [-1913], 1940
Total size   0.02 m.
Consultation Not restricted

Biography

Born in Vienna 1877, died in Paris 1941; politician and socialist theorist; studied medicine; contributed to Die Neue Zeit on economic subjects from 1902; editor of Vorwärts in Berlin 1907-1915; opposed the involvement of the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD) with the German war effort during the First World War and joined the Unabhängige Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (USPD); editor of Die Freiheit 1918-1922; promoted the merger with the SPD in 1922; Minister of Finance 1923 and 1928-1929; member of the Reichstag (SPD) 1924-1933; fled to Denmark 1933, lived in Switzerland and from 1939 in Paris; was turned over to the GESTAPO in 1941; author of `Das Finanzkapital' 1910.

Content

One letter from Parvus (Alexander Helphand) and some 20 letters from Lev Trotsky to Rudolf Hilferding 1903, 1907-[1913]; manuscript and typescript of the article ' Das historische Problem', 1940 (1954).