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1895: A Jew Who Would Thanklessly Head Germany's Communist Party Is Born

For his patriotic pains, Werner Scholem was one of the first people the Nazis arrested after they took power.

David Green
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Karl-Liebknecht-Haus, the KPD's headquarters from 1926 to 1933. The KPD leaders were arrested by the Gestapo in this building in January 1933, when Hitler became Chancellor. The plaques on either side of the door recall the building's history. Today it is the Berlin headquarters of the Left Party.
Karl-Liebknecht-Haus, the KPD's headquarters from 1926 to 1933. The KPD leaders were arrested by the Gestapo in this building in January 1933, when Hitler became Chancellor. Credit: WikiCommons
David Green
David B. Green

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