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Rosa Luxemburg

Letters from Prison to Sophie Liebknecht


Written: July 1916 - October 1918
First Published: Letters from Prison: by Rosa Luxemberg: with a portrait and a facsimile Young International at Schoenberg in Berlin, 1921-1923.
Source: an exact reproduction by the Square One pamphlets series by the Independent Labour Party in 1972, the notes and translation being the same as in the original 1923 edition.
Translated: from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul
Transcription/Markup: Ted Crawford and Brian Basgen
Public Domain: Luxemburg Internet Archive 2005. This work is completely free.

These letters are personal rather than political and in 1923, all the proceeds went to the support of Liebknecht's widow and children. A few of the letters were republished in a new English translation in 1998 by Humanities Press in The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg edited by Bronner. Two letters, that of May 2 1917 and that of mid-December 1917 were published in The Rosa Luxemburg Reader, Monthly Review, 2004, that of May 2 1917 being a new translation, that of mid December the 1923 one."


Contents:

Leipzig, July 7, 1916
Berlin, August 5, 1916
Wronke, August 24, 1916
Wronke, November 21, 1916
Wronke, January 15, 1917
Wronke, February 18, 1917
Wronke, April 19, 1917
Wronke, May 2, 1917
Wronke, May 19, 1917
Wronke, May 23, 1917
End of May 1917
Wronke, June 1, 1917
Wronke, July 20, 1917
Breslau, August 2, 1917
Breslau, Mid-November, 1917
Breslau, Nov. 24, 1917
Breslau, Mid December, 1917.
Breslau, January 14, 1918.
Breslau, March 24, 1918
Breslau, May 2, 1918
Breslau, May 12, 1918
Breslau, October 18, 1918