Keeping the Faith: The German Syndicalists in the First World War

  title={Keeping the Faith: The German Syndicalists in the First World War},
  author={Wayne Thorpe},
  journal={Central European History},
  pages={195 - 216}
  • Wayne Thorpe
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • History, Economics
  • Central European History
In December 1918, in its first conference since the outbreak of the Great War, the revolutionary syndicalist Free Association of German Trade Unions (Freie Vereinigung deutscher Gewerkschaften — FVdG) noted that it was the only trade union organization in the country that did not have to readjust its program with the return of peace. The syndicalists were alluding to the fact that theirs had been the only German workers' organization to have adopted an internationalist rather than a patriotic… 
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