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Gyptner, R.. From isolation to the masses - Image 17. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 19, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2537.

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Gyptner, R.. (1923). From isolation to the masses - Image 17. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2537

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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.
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Transcript about the class war, the necessary opposition to the master class etc. Our work amongst them is only a partial one with very definite limits. In the workshop on the other hand, we approach a body of workers not necessarily organized in the unions and usually indifferent if not actually opposed to us and our work. It is evident therefore that we have to perform not merely a partial task but that the work will demand our whole energies. To organize the masses of the workers in their respective unions, to educate them politically and to draw them into the massed League of the young communists. This is a task of no ordinary difficulty and it demands that our organization shall be on the spot. We must have our basic units, our roots in the workshops. It is here from which our power must come. The combination of our members in a workshop is not a fraction as in a labor or other organization it is the nucleus upon which our organization must rest. The work then of these nuclei transcends in importance all other work. The nucleus is the unit of the new organization. J OUR FATAL ISOLATION Let us return to the present unit of our Leagues, the branch. This form is not able to place us into direct and close contact with the masses of the young workers. We must face the fact that "Hardly a young worker in the quarter of the city or the locality knows whether and where a branch of the Young Communist League exists. Even less does our influence reach the shops and factories, where the masses, or rather a large number of young proletarians meet every day. It is of course easier to work in a branch, where one sometimes makes a revolutionary speech, participates in classes and study circles, fills oneself with a great amount of book knowledge, always excuses oneself with the work in the branch if one is asked to do this or that work in the shop, school or trade unions and has to confront no other danger than to burst one day from knowledge, and has never to do tiring petty work at the point of production for winning of the sympathy of the workers there." (From a report of the leader of an important district of the Young Communis^ League of Germany.) The young workers see the Leagues from a distance only. They do not attend their meetings, socials etc. in large numbers and it is only occasionally that the Leagues approach them in propaganda campaigns in the shops. They 15