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Gyptner, R.. From isolation to the masses - Image 11. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 17, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2531.

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Gyptner, R.. (1923). From isolation to the masses - Image 11. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2531

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Title From isolation to the masses
Alternative Title From isolation to the masses; textbook for young communist leagues
Creator (Local)
  • Gyptner, R.
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Young Communist International
Publisher Publishing House of the Young International
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Berlin, Germany
Date 1923
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Youth movements
  • Communism
  • Labor unions
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 62 pages; 12 cm
Original Item Location HX547.G97 1923
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304440~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction Public Domain: This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
File Name index.cpd
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Title Image 11
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Transcript against reformism and in the assistance rendered by them in the building up of revolutionary political parties. During the war and the period of revolution in Central Europe these latter activities became the chief task of the youth organizations and the special work amongst the proletarian youth being temporarily abandoned, the membership decreased considerably thruout this period. Given a body of individuals held together in a community of interest and pursuing a single end, it is axiomatic that the form of- organization adopted should be the one most suited for the business in hand and the conditions under which it is necessary to work. In these circumstances therefore the forms of organization used by the first Leagues were subject to continual modification, amplification and changes generally according to the changes predicated by the varying forms of activity. Thus, for instance, on the economic field secretariats with consulting hours were established for the protection of young labor. In the workshops, committees of special representatives were formed for the purpose of convening mass shop meetings to the same end. If the work were chiefly educational it reflected itself in an organization designed chiefly to advance the cause of working class culture. It created libraries, reading rooms, classes etc. to cater for the educational needs of the youth. It formed rambling and games committees and used all the resources at its disposal for these purposes. Similarly when working under the dictatorship of a ruthless militarism, its form of organization and its methods were changed so as to effectively resist the encroachments of the militarists, to hamper the recruiting of the youth, to circumvent the delimiting influences of the military and police persecution and to carry on its special work in spite of the official oppression. Thus in these circumstances much of the organizational work was illegal including the shop committees, rendering the tasks of the war period increasingly difficult and the form of organization necessary to cope with them one special to the peculiarities of this abnormal period of strain. A particularly clear example of the theory of organization advanced in this booklet can be seen in the form of organization built by the Social Democratic Party of Germany. This body working in the halcyon days preceding the war, before the crushing effects of militarism had appeared, pinned its faith to a constitutional policy; grossly overestimating the importance of elections,