Willi Münzenberg's German Communist Propaganda Empire 1921-1933

  title={Willi M{\"u}nzenberg's German Communist Propaganda Empire 1921-1933},
  author={Helmut Gruber},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={278 - 297}
  • H. Gruber
  • Published 1 September 1966
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern History
FOR the Comintern in general and the German Communist party (KPD) in particular, the need for a farflung propaganda empire in the Weimar Republic presented a grave dilemma symbolized most dramatically in the person of Willi Miinzenberg. On the one hand, such an empire could and did offer a rival to that of the right-wing nationalist, Alfred Hugenberg, who was waging a brilliantly successful campaign to win the uncommitted and unorganized, the young and inexperienced, the unemployed and… 
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