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Zetkin, Klara, 1857-1933. Reminiscences of Lenin - Image 83. 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/4589.

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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 cillors, ladylike English pacifists and passionate French feminists. What a picture of the chaos and decay of the bourgeois such a congress would give. What a reflection of its futility and hopelessness. Such a congress would accentuate the disintegration and so weaken the forces of the counter-revolution. Every weakening of the forces of the enemy is simultaneously a strengthening of our power. I agree to the congress—speak to Gregory about it. He will quite understand the importance of the matter. We shall support it vigorously So begin, and good luck in the fight." We went on to speak of the situation in Germany, particularly of the coming "Unity Congress" between the old "Spartacists" and the left wing of the Independents. Then Lenin hurried away, greeting a few comrades writing in a room through which he had to pass. Comrade Zinoviev also approved of my plan. I set about the work of preparation hopefully. Unfortunately the congress came to grief because of the attitude of German and Bulgarian women comrades, who at that time had the best Communist Women's Movement outside Russia. They rejected the congress. When I told Lenin, he replied : "Pity, a great pity 1 The comrades have let slip a brilliant opportunity to open a way of hope to masses of women workers, and so to bring them into the revolutionary struggles of the working-class. Who knows whether such a favourable opportunity will occur again soon ? The iron must be struck while it is hot. But the task itself still remains. You must find a way of reaching the women who have been thrust by capitalism into frightful misery. You must, must find it. That necessity cannot be evaded. Without organised mass activity under Communist leadership there can be no victory over 77