Haase, Hugo
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Haase, Hugo

(September 29, 1863, Allenstein – November 7, 1919, Berlin [murdered]), German politician. One of the two chairmen of the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD; Social Democratic Party of Germany) from 1911 onward, Haase opposed the Burgfrieden (Fortress Truce) policy that had been adopted by the majority of his party. He nonetheless bowed to party discipline. Speaking before the Reichstag on August 4, 1914, he read out the declaration in which the SPD approved the war credits – against his own conviction. Until…

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Mühlhausen, Walter, “Haase, Hugo”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 24 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0261>
First published online: 2015



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