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Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933. Reminiscences of Lenin - Image 73. 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/4579.

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Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933. (1929). Reminiscences of Lenin - Image 73. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4599/show/4579

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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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Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript REMINISCENCES OF LENIN They must realise what the proletarian dictatorship means for them : complete equality with man in law and practice, in the family, in the State, in society ; an end to the power of the bourgeoisie." "Soviet Russia shows that," I interrupted. "That will be the great example in our teaching," Lenin continued. "Soviet Russia puts our demands for women in a new light. Under the proletarian dictatorship those demands are not objects of struggle between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie. They are part of the structure of Communist society. That indicates to women in other countries the decisive importance of the winning of power by the proletariat. The difference must be sharply emphasised, so as to get the women into the revolutionary class struggle of the proletariat. It is essential for the Communist Parties, and for their triumph, to rally them on a clear understanding of principle and a firm organisational basis. But don't let us deceive ourselves. Our national sections still lack a correct understanding of this matter. They are standing idly by while there is this task of creating a mass movement of working women under Communist leadership. They don't understand that the development and management of such a mass movement is an important part of entire Party activity, indeed, a half of general Party work. Their occasional recognition of the necessity and value of a powerful, clear-headed Communist women's Movement is a platonic verbal recognition, not constant care and obligation of the Party. "Agitation and propaganda work among women, their awakening and revolutionisation, is regarded as an incidental matter, as an affair which only concerns women comrades. They alone are reproached because work in that direction does not proceed more quickly and more vigorously. That is wrong, quite wrong ! Real separatism and 67