31 Revisionists

The German social democrats achieved considerable victories before the First World War. With many of their candidates elected, reform-oriented ‘revisionism’ started to replace the idea that revolution was inevitable. This view was strongly defended in the Sozialistische Monatshefte, edited by Joseph Bloch (1871-1936) from 1897 until 1933. Over the course of the Second World War, the archive containing his complete correspondence wound up in Moscow but was returned to the IISH in Russian archival boxes in 2002.


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Sozialistische Monatshefte Records, Fond 591/1/1-8




The IISH also has a microfilm copy of the complete archive.

Archives and Restitution

More information on the restitution of archives from Russia can be found at http://www.iisg.nl/archives-and-restitution/

Online-Edition Sozialistische Monatshefte

The Sozialistische Monatshefte (1897-1933) have been digitized by the Library of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bonn, at http://library.fes.de/sozmon/