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The Death of the KPDCommunism and Anti-Communism in West Germany, 1945-1956$
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Patrick Major

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206934

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206934.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The Death of the KPD

Patrick Major

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of the Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands (KPD) in West Germany. This book investigates what combination of human error, structural failure and adverse environmental conditions was to blame to the party's untimely end. This is the first in-depth study of post-war West German Communism to be published in England, and it is also the first general account based on the party's internal files.

Keywords:   Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands, West Germany, environmental conditions, structural failure, human error

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