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The Berlin house of representatives : CDU criticised in memory of the Left at the KPD founding

Not four weeks after his final resignation as head of the Stasi hohenschönhausen memorial Hubertus Knabe has shown for the first time in Public. At the invitation of the CDU group of historians took part on Monday in a press conference in the house of representatives. Occasion, on the same evening was the upcoming meeting of the left party to commemorate the founding of the KPD 100 years ago.

the boy described the KPD as one of the "gravedigger of the Weimar Republic", whose goal is the dictatorship of the proletariat. The party advocated a violent overthrow of seeds trying the SPD as traitors stamped and the fight for socialism as "the most violent civil war of the world" announced. "Until today, the left party is relying on the traditions of the KPD and has developed a very own deceitful language," said the boy. Ask for their personal Situation and possible plans after retirement, as a memorial head of the CDU had blocked group, already in the invitation to the press conference. It said: "Please have understanding for the hint that this conversation is purely about the KPD-commemoration of the left group."

host Burkard Dregger warned against a "commemorative event", the Left wanted to belittle their own roots "". He had "great doubt as to a clear delineation of the left party of the extreme left-wing history of the KPD and to a self-critical engagement."

the speakers addressed concerns critical

in The evening, several speakers took the preliminary concerns critical. Wenke Christoph von der Rosa - Luxemburg-Stiftung about referred to the fact that the confrontation with the KPD because of the current discussions about the 100. Limitation of the November revolution of 1918, it was inevitable. As the historian Marcel Bois began his lecture on the KPD in the context of the Communist International (Comintern) with the announcement that the CDU had made to him in hopes for a rollicking celebration – unfortunately, he could afford with his Text, not contribute to it, and is told in the following ten minutes away from the international orientation of the party and the growth of their dependence on the Comintern, which led to their gradual Stalinization of, the internal resistances against the same and, finally, to the "absurd" delivery of thousands of KPD members by Russian Comrades to the Nazis under the Hitler-Stalin Pact.

The Left don't think the KPD, nor the KPD without the Stalinism, like Manuela Schmidt, Vice-President of the chamber of deputies, formulated – this was also largely the consensus at the event. The Federal party boss Bernd Riexinger said on the basis of the numerous miscalculations of the KPD: For today's Left, was to learn from the mistakes. Black-and-White-Thinking, but not conducive to. The centre party was in favour of the enabling act of Hitler, while the KPD had been banned as the first party of the Nazis. The mutual hostility of the KPD and the SPD had, at the time, the Chance of an anti-fascist unit foiled – an error, and it should now once again have.

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