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Gyptner, R.. From isolation to the masses - Image 24. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2544.

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Gyptner, R.. (1923). From isolation to the masses - Image 24. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2544

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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 24
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File Name uhlib_83300996_023.jpg
Transcript it became necessary to do new work. The interest of the members being chiefly centered in their various branches, the fractions inevitably decay and have to be built up perhaps on two, three or more occasions. In this way our slogans, if they reach the masses at all, do so only with considerable delay.. Another fruitful cause of failure is our method of propaganda which, in accordance with our organizational structure, is always carried out on a territorial basis. The public meetings which are held with a considerable expense of money, time and energy gather only a small proportion of the young workers in the territory (if indeed, any but our own members attend) and of this small percentage a still smaller one comes from the large and important shops, so that our ideas penetrate but hardly to the young workers employed in large-scale industry. The solution of the problem is to arrange our meeting at such a time and place that the young- workers can attend in a body and this can only be done if our organization is actually in the workshops and can organize direct shop meetings " It is not so long ago that we worked in the shop fractions and dared to ask, whether it would be possible to call a shop meeting. Today we discuss no more, but call shop meetings. There we had an opportunity to speak not only to a small circle of members, but to quite other young proletarians." (From a Report.) The Y.C.L. of Germany has proved in action that these things are possible. On the occasion of the shop councils movement, in which more than 200,000 young workers took part, the election of the youth representatives was carried out almost entirely by workshop meetings. It is only by such methods that the vast masses of the youth can be organized. RECRUITING MEMBERS Having obtained recruits to our Leagues, a problem then arises which should not arise. It is the problem of keeping them, and by our present form of organization this is rendered extremely difficult. Indeed it is true to say that we lose a heavy proportion of our recruits because the bonds which hold them to our organization are loose and can be slipped with ease. New members are won in the general agitation, in public meetings or in the shops. The recuits won in the first two instances can not easily be acquain 22