April 16th1886 - Ernst Thälmann is born


April 16th 1886: Birthday of Ernst Thälmann. Thälmann, seen here at a rally, was Chairman of the Communist Party and member of parliament from 1925 to 1933. In close association with Moscow, he fought against Hitlers Nazi Party and prior to the seizure of power suggested the formation of a united front to the Social Democrats. It was not to come to the formation of the “distress alliance”. On March 3rd 1933 Thälmann was arrested and after years of solitary confinement he was killed in August of 1944 in the concentration camp of Buchenwald. A majority of party members continued his fight in the underground and in exile.

Länge: 00:00:52 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1886 | Clip-ID: JHT000111E




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