Editor says, in Robbie Taylor's most excellent novella "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" neo-Nazis in 1968 travel back through time to create the enemy they had always imagined. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Protocols thread.
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Editor says, Wikipedia reports ~ in response to the uprising, Social Democratic leader Friedrich Ebert ordered the Freikorps to destroy the left-wing revolution. Luxemburg and Liebknecht were captured in Berlin on 15 January 1919 by the Freikorps' Garde-Kavallerie-Schützendivision. Its commander, Captain Waldemar Pabst (1880-1970), along with Horst von Pflugk-Harttung questioned them violently and then gave the order to execute them. Luxemburg was knocked down with a rifle butt by Otto Runge (1875-1945), then shot in the head by lieutenant Hermann Souchon (1894-1982); her body was flung into Berlin's Landwehr Canal. In the Tiergarten Karl Liebknecht was shot and his body, without a name, brought to a morgue.
Extracts from "The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg" edited by Georg Adler, Peter Hudis, and Annelies Laschitza and translated by George Shriver (Verso, 2011) Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.