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  • "Out of the Night" (1941) by Jan Valtin - BOOKS ONE AND TWO - 26 April

    This is the memoir of a militant and full-time party worker in the German Communist Party (KPD) and in the Comintern – the international organization of all the Communist parties in the world - in the twenties and thirties, this is a first-hand account of many of the dramatic events which shaped the future of Germany and the world between the two World Wars, this is an adventure story that has to be read to be believed, this is an autobiography that is so packed out with dialogues and (...)

  • "Out of the Night" (1941) by Jan Valtin - BOOK THREE - 26 April

    The third and final part of Jan Valtin’s vivid account of his activities, adventures and experiences with the German Communist Party, the Comintern and the Gestapo during the 1920s and 1930s, of which the first two sections can be seen above.
    The full text is available in e-book format below.
    OUT OF THE NIGHT
    BOOK THREE - THE NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES
    XXVI. STORM SIGNALS XXVII. IN THE HURRICANE XXVIII. DEAD MEN ON FURLOUGH XXIX. IN THE LANDS OF TWILIGHT XXX. WEST OF THE RHINE XXXI. "DEATH IS (...)