The Popular Front in Europe by Helen Graham, Paul Preston

By Helen Graham, Paul Preston

Out of the social and monetary turmoil of Europe within the Thirties, the preferred entrance emerged because the spearhead of the left's bid to prevent fascism in its tracks. Fifty years on from the start of the preferred entrance this edited assortment assesses the influence of the belief of bourgeois-proletarian alliance at the eu left as a complete. It additionally examines the destiny of the preferred entrance governments, either in France, which remained nominally 'at peace', and in Spain, the place the sour strife over social and monetary reform erupted into open civil war.

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In this context, it is important to remember that Hitler was appointed Chancellor quite legally. 22 The SPD maintained its position of constitutional opposition to Nazism to the last- it was the only party in the Reichstag to vote against the Enabling Bill of 23 March, a measure which gave the Reich Chancellor powers to rule by decree. 23 But by this stage opposition to the new regime was becoming increasingly difficult. The SPD's property had been confiscated on 10 March and the social democratic press was suppressed.

Victor Adler for his part tried desperately to mediate between the majority of the party and the left wing in the traditional manner of an Austro-Marxist. The Left were in no sense revolutionaries; they refused to agitate among the workers and did not actively challenge the party leadership. But within the left opposition there was a minute faction of radicals who followed a somewhat watered-down Leninist line and who had some influence among socialist youth organisations and school groups, and in the student associations.

A. J. Nicholls, Weimar and the Rise of Hitler (London, 1968) pp. 135/ The standard work on party politics during the final years of the Weimar Republic and the triumph of National Socialism is Erich Matthias and Rudolf Morsey (eds), Das Ende der Parteien 1933 (Dusseldorf, 1960), see Morsey's essay on the Zentrum, pp. 281-453. Rudolf Morsey, 'The Centre Party between the Fronts', in, The Road to Dictatorship. Germany 1918-1933 (London, 1970) pp. 77-92, here pp. ff. Nicholls, Weimar and the Rise ofHitler, pp.

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