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By Russel Lemmons

Throughout the Twenties, German baby-kisser and activist Ernst Thälmann (1886--1944) was once the chief of the most important Communist social gathering association outdoor the Soviet Union. Thälmann was once the main famous left-wing baby-kisser within the country's 1932 election and ran 3rd within the presidential race after Hitler and von Hindenberg. After the Nazi Party's victory in that contest, he used to be imprisoned and held in solitary confinement for 11 years earlier than being achieved at Buchenwald focus camp in 1944 less than the Führer's direct orders.

Hitler's Rival examines how the Communist get together steadily reworked Thälmann right into a fallen mythic hero, construction a cult that grew to become one among their most crucial propaganda instruments in valuable Europe. writer Russel Lemmons analyzes the celebration intelligentsia's tools, demonstrating how they used quite a few media to control public reminiscence and exploring the incredible ways that they integrated Christian subject matters into their messages. analyzing the proof in addition to the propaganda, this distinctive quantity separates the exciting real biography of the cult determine from the wonderful delusion that used to be created round him.

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