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Gyptner, R.. From isolation to the masses - Image 20. 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/2540.

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Gyptner, R.. (1923). From isolation to the masses - Image 20. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2540

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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 become unemployed. Thus a large and ever increasing army of young workers has been formed. This part of the youth is by far the most important for us, tho we must not go to the other extreme and completely ignore the interests of the young workers in the smaller industries, and in agriculture. The young workers ol large scale heavy industry must be captured, if the Young Communist Leagues are to be mass organizations strongly set on an industrial basis. They need them in their organization for the maintenance of their proletarian policy and to offset the influence of the semi-proletarian, peasant and intellectual elements. Without the young industrial workers the policy of the Young Communisc Leagues will become unbalanced. ■ THE SOCIAL COMPOSITION OF OUR LEAGUES There is another important barrier existing, in Central Europe at least, between the Young Communist Leagues and the mass of the large scale workers, and that barrier is psychological. This fact is illustrated by the composition, which is chiefly made up in the most important towns and industrial cities of artizan's apprentices, young workers of small shops and unimportant trades, clerks, girls from small shops, tailor's workshops etc. and the character of the organization has been determined by these members. Thus the workers in the heavy industries, whose outlook is so totally different, have not been able to work in our Leagues. The German delegates to the last World Congress were even compelled to admit that the young workers in the large scale industries were repelled by the social character of the League and that it was therefore impossible to attract them to the League meetings. In many places our members alienated the young workers of the large shops by leading a mistaken campaign in favor of complete prohibition of alcohol and nicotine, by adopting what the young workers considered freak methods of dressing with long hair etc. These unfortunate tendencies our Central European Leagues have inherited from the old social democratic youth organizations. The significance of these facts, at least for the Central European Leagues, is, that with the social composition of the League as it is at present we cannot gather in the broad masses of the young workers whose outlook on life is so totally different from that of the present membership, in other words the League is so constituted 18