Joseph Hansen

“Long Live Trotsky,” Said German Workers

(17 November 1939)

Source: Socialist Appeal, Vol. III No. 88, 17 November 1939, p. 2.
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Dear comrade:

There is a typographical error on the front page of the November 3rd issue of the Socialist Appeal (Vol. III No. 84) which could have political significance.

In the story, The Flame of Revolution Still Burns in Germany, which quotes the Sept. 24 report of the Berlin correspondent of the Paris Temps as to the underground revolutionary activity current in the blacked-out cities of Germany, the red-bordered placard found by the Nazi police on numerous walls in the old Communist sections of Berlin is quoted by the Socialist Appeal as reading: “Down with Hitler and Stalin!”

The slogan as reported by the Paris Temps actually read: “Down with Hitler and Stalin! Long Live Trotsky!”

As the readers of the Socialist Appeal will readily grasp, there is more than a slight difference in the two slogans.


Joseph Hansen


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