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Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933. Reminiscences of Lenin - Image 35. 1929. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4599/show/4541.

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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
Type (DCMI)
  • 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
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript REMINISCENCES OF LENIN » Tell me, how could you commit such a capital stupidity, yes, indeed, a capital stupidity, as to leave the Central Committee ? Where was your understanding ? I was angry about it, terribly angry. To act so senselessly, without regard to the effects of such a step and without letting us know anything at all about the matter or asking our opinion. Why didn't you write to Zinoviev ? Why not to me ? You could at least have sent a telegram." I gave Lenin the reasons which had determined my decision, a decision formed suddenly in the situation obtaining at that time. He would not admit their validity. "What ? " he cried sharply, "you did not receive your mandate from the comrades at the Centre, but from the Party as a whole ? You should not have thrown away the trust reposed in you." Since I was still impenitent, he continued to criticise sharply my exit from the Centre and immediately added : "Can it be considered a well-earned punishment, that at the Women's Conference yesterday there was a regularly organised attack upon you, as the embodiment of the worst sort of opportunism ? Under the personal leadership of the good Reuten (Friesland) who, in doing that, participated for the first time, I think, in Communist work among women. That was simply stupid, quite stupid. To think that the ' theory of the offensive ' could be saved by attacking you at the Women's Conference! Of course there were other speculations and hopes at stake. I hope that you will take that episode, from the political point of view, quite cheerfully, although it leaves an unpleasant taste otherwise. But always look to the workers, to the masses, dear Klara. Think always of them and of the goal which we shall achieve, and such trivialities fade away into nothing. Which of us has been spared them ? I have had to choke down my share of them, you can believe that. Do you think that the Bolshevik Party 29