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Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933. Reminiscences of Lenin - Image 25. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4599/show/4531.

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Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933. (1929). Reminiscences of Lenin - Image 25. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4599/show/4531

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Title Reminiscences of Lenin
Alternative Title Reminiscences of Lenin: dealing with Lenin's views on the position of women and other questions
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933
Publisher Modern Books
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London, England
Date 1929
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 78 pages; 19 cm
Original Item Location DK254.L4Z48 1929
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304549~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript REMINISCENCES OF LENIN Soon the little vessel of conversation drifted into political channels. The early frost of the Red Army's retreat from Poland had blighted the growth of the revolutionary flower fostered in our thoughts when the Soviet troops, by a bold and rapid advance, had reached Warsaw. I described to Lenin how it had affected the revolutionary vanguard of the German working-class, and the Scheidemanns and Ditt- manns, the bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie, when the "comrades," with the Soviet star on their caps, in impossibly old scraps of uniform and civilian clothes, in bast shoes or torn boots, spurred their small, brisk horses right up to the German frontier. "Will they or won't they maintain the occupation of Poland and come over the border, and what then ? " That was the question which at that time troubled all minds in Germany, and in answering which the tap-room tacticians debated fiercely and unceasingly. It was evident that in all classes, in all social strata, there was a much stronger Chauvinist hatred of white-guard, imperialist Poland, than of France, the "hereditary enemy." But still stronger than the Chauvinist hatred of Poland and more compelling than the reverence for the sanctity of the Versailles Treaty was the fear of the prospect of revolution. In face of that danger voluble patriotism and gentle pacifism crept out of sight. Bourgeoisie and petty bourgeoisie, with their reformist followers from the working-class, observed the later developments of affairs in Poland, half pleased, half afraid. Lenin listened attentively to what I said on the matter and to my remarks on the position of the Communist Party and of the reformist party and trade union leaders individually. He sat silently for a few minutes, sunk in reflection. "Yes," he said at last, "so it has happened in Poland, as perhaps it had to happen. You know of course 19