Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The resistable rise of Adolf Hitler

Eighty years ago today, on 30 January 1933, Hitler became chancellor of Germany. This infamous day has been dubbed “midnight in the century”. It opened a new period of terror unlike anything the world had ever seen—bringing repression, war and the industrial murder of more than ten million people... Donny Gluckstein on the rise of Hitler's Nazis to power, the greatest defeat ever suffered by the working class movement - see also Florian Wilde on why the German Left failed to stop fascism.

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