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Gyptner, R.. From isolation to the masses - Image 25. 1923. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2545.

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Gyptner, R.. (1923). From isolation to the masses - Image 25. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2589/show/2545

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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 25
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File Name uhlib_83300996_024.jpg
Transcript ted with the League work in the shops, for, as has been pointed out, the branch is divorced from the shop and can neither adequately instruct them nor control and guide their activities when it has done so. The unfledged novice is therefore flung completely on to his own resources or on the support of some comrades in his shop who, in the vast majority of cases, are members of some other branch. This is unfair and in the face of the difficulties opposing him the temptation of letting things slide is usually too great, and in this way many new comrades who, if accorded the necessary help and advice in the first place, might become loyal and energetic League members, are completely lost to us. It is even more difficult to bring the members won in the shop into the branch. The fraction in the shop is not constituted to admit new members. It forms itself each morning of the working week and breaks up each evening when the factory whistle blows. Often individual members of a fraction belong to different branches, and when the new member is assigned to his territorial branch it may often be that not one of his comrades in the shop belongs to his particular branch. He is therefore flung amongst a body of strangers with whom he has nothing in common, and unless he very quickly finds something, the chance of lapsing becomes almost a certainty. The stupidity of such a course is obvious, yet at the same time, with our present form of branch organization, there is no alternative. Because of these great difficulties the winning of new members for our Leagues is hampered to a quite unnecessary degree and the increase in our membership is almost negligible. We can alter all this by adapting our organizational form to our conditions of work. The combination of the members of the Young Communist League at the point of production must become the organizational unit and the center for the admission of new members. OUR ECONOMIC WORK In our actual experience the clearest and most deplorable example of the inefficiency of our present structure was shown in the strike of the apprentices employed at the Hamburg docks which took place in September of last year. Our organization was not merely ignorant of the pending strike, but even after the strike had commenced, it only received an intimation of the condition of things on the evening of the same day when a delegation of the strikers 23