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Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933. Reminiscences of Lenin - Image 41. 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/4547.

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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 know Lenin. So it did not occur to me to introduce him to the comrades. After about ten minutes of general conversation, one of them drew me aside and asked softly : "Tell me, comrade Klara, who is that comrade ? " "What? didn't you recognise him ? " I replied. "That is Comrade Lenin." "You don't mean it ? " exclaimed my friend. "I thought that, like some great man, he would keep us waiting till we were stiff. The simplest comrade could not be more simple and genial. You should see how our ex-comrade Hermann Miiller solemnly walks about the Reichstag in his tail-coat, since he has been a Chancellor." It seemed to me that the "opposition" comrades and Lenin were undergoing mutual examination. Lenin was more concerned to listen, to compare, establish, and inform himself, than to "speak like a leading article,' although he did not hide his own opinion. He asked questions continually , and followed the remarks of the comrades with the utmost interest, often asking for explanations or supplementary information. He strongly emphasised the significance of planned, organised work among the masses and the necessity for centralisation and strict discipline. Lenin told me afterwards that the meeting had given him great pleasure. "Splendid fellows, these German workers of the type of Malzahn and his friends. I admit that perhaps they would never carry off the prize at a talking competition. I don't know whether they would do as shock troops. But I am quite sure of this, that people like them are the steady, well-organised, fighting rank and file of the revolutionary proletariat, that they are the basis and mainstay in the factories and trade unions. We must rally such elements and make them active. They bind us to the masses." An unpolitical parenthesis. When Lenin visited me everybody in the house made high holiday. From the Red 35