Clara Zetkin

German politician, 1857-1933

Clara Zetkin was a German Marxist theorist, activist, and advocate for women's rights. Until 1917, she was active in the Social Democratic Party of Germany, then she joined the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USPD) and its far-left wing, the Spartacist League; this later became the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), which she represented in the Reichstag during the Weimar Republic from 1920 to 1933. Zetkin was very interested in women's politics, including the fight for equal opportunities and women's suffrage through a socialist means. She helped to develop the social-democratic women's movement in Germany and contributed to International Women's Day (IWD).

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Zetkin, Clara

revolutionär-marxistische Politikerin (1857-1933). Autograph letter signed. Berlin. 22.03.1931. 2 SS. 8vo.
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To the actress Margarete Walkotte, who had inquired about a relief fund: "Unfortunately, I cannot give you any information about the 500,000 Mark fund. I have not heard anything about it. This, of course, does not prove the falsehood of the newspaper's claim. I will try to find out something specific about it [...]". Moreover, she is upset about a celebratory banquet: "The past secretary of education is holding a banquet at Kroll's with several dozen so-called 'celebrities', and many thousands of artists, scholars and scientists, teachers, technicians, and civil servants are suffering severe hardships, indeed are starving.

This is the much-heralded 'culture' of bourgeois Germany! […]". - On headed paper..

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