Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Hitlers Rival – Ernst Thälmann in Myth and Memory - Kentucky Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hitlers Rival: Ernst Thälmann in Myth and Memory

Russel Lemmons


Throughout the 1920s, German politician and activist Ernst Thälmann was the leader of the largest Communist Party organization outside the Soviet Union. Thälmann was the most prominent left-wing politician in the country's 1932 election and ran third in the presidential race after Hitler and von Hindenberg. After the Nazi Party's victory in that contest, Thälmann was imprisoned and held in solitary confinement for eleven years before being executed at Buchenwald concentration camp in 1944 at the Führer's direct orders. Hitler's Rival examines how the Communist Party gradually transformed Thälm ... More

Keywords: Hitler, Nazi, Thälmann, Germany, Myth, Communism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813140902
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813140902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Russel Lemmons, author