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Gyptner, R.. From isolation to the masses - Image 19. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 27, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2539.

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Gyptner, R.. (1923). From isolation to the masses - Image 19. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2539

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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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Title Image 19
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Transcript was laid and rightly laid on the necessity of work amongst the rural youth and amongst the apprentices in the smaller shops lead unfortunately to the neglect of the work in the large shops and the wrong conclusion that the work amongst all sections of the proletarian youth was equally important. This latter conclusion is not correct; the young workers in large scale industry are the most important section of the working class youth and it is on them that our greatest efforts must be directed. Our Marxian knowledge tells us that the workers in heavy industry play the most important part in the labor movement, and this theory has been proved to be correct by the revolutionary development of recent years. The present mode of production with its ever increasing trustification, with its gradual elimination of the small master, with the continual combination of industrial concerns into still larger ones, with the increasing industrialization of the rural districts, is gathering the working class into huge masses concentrated into small areas. Capitalism has here created a Frankenstein. It dare not allow the process to come to a standstill. It must keep on; and as every year the process intensifies so is builded up the merciless machine which ultimately with relentless certainty will take and crush the life from out the capitalist system. And in the shops and mines of the vast machine are gathered the grave diggers, the proletariat, who will gladly inter its rotting corpse. The workers of the large shops, both young and old, must lead the struggle against the master class who will confront them with the whole forces of the capitalist state, and it is in the economic struggle in the heavy industries that the decisive battle will be fought. The young workers in the heavy industries are therefore the most important section of the working class youth. In the large shops the conditions of the youth are generally better than in the smaller shops, as the adult workers are usually strongly organized and are able to protect their interests. On the other hand the conditions in the smaller shops continuously deteriorate as the mass production of the large works renders it possible for them to undercut the smaller shops, who must inevitably reply by depressing the price of labor. Thus the number of young- workers who do not enter into apprenticeships in the small shops but who go straight to the larger shops increases from year to year. Those young workers who do apprentice themselves either go into the large shops at the completion of their indentures or they 17