The 1923 Communist Revolt reconsidered

The study “Wenn Hamburg brennt, brennt die Welt.” Der kommunistische Griff nach der Macht im Oktober 1923 sheds new light on the Communist uprising in Hamburg, a short-lived revolt whose effectiveness and impact is still hotly debated today. Joachim Paschen has consulted new sources to paint the picture of a carefully planned and vigorously executed rebellion that changed the political landscape of the Weimar Republic.

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