Rosa Luxemburg in the German Revolution

1st December 2018


On 8 November 1918, Rosa Luxemburg received her notice of release from the prison in Breslau (today Wroclaw). Sixty eight days remained to her before she would be murdered by German officers on 15 January 1919. For the 100th anniversary of her murder, our main office in Berlin has prepared a online timeline chronicles her life in the Revolution.

This timeline follows two narrative threads:

a) Rosa Luxemburg’s private and public life, her meetings and her appearances, using primary sources and clues from secondary literature.

b) The place of Rosa Luxemburg’s influence in the general course of the Revolution, centered in Berlin –without claiming to represent the events of the Revolution comprehensively or present a deeper interpretation.

The individual entries are accompanied, wherever possible, by links to Rosa Luxemburg’s letters, speeches and writings in the original and translation.

Follow Rosa Luxemburg Timeline for a daily chronicle of the revolution’s events!

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