The Death of the KPD: Communism and Anti-Communism in West Germany, 1945-1956


The West German Communist Party was banned only eleven years after it had emerged from Nazi persecution. Using material available only since the end of the Cold War, Patrick Major shows how the once-powerful KPD foundered on the unrealistic aims of its East German masters, as well as the anti-communism of the Anglo-American occupiers and the Adenauer government.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 1997


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