Luxemburg, Rosa
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Luxemburg, Rosa

(March 5, 1870, Zamość [Vistula Land, Russia; now Poland] – January 15, 1919, Berlin [assassinated]), German politician and journalist. Luxemburg originally came from Poland. She studied classical economics and gained her doctorate in Zurich. After becoming a German citizen in 1898, she joined the German Social Democratic Party and lectured at the Party’s central school. As a leading member of the Social Democratic left, after the outbreak of the First World War she vehemently oppo…

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Mühlhausen, Walter, “Luxemburg, Rosa”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 20 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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