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Despite Ernst Thälmann’s prominence in the German Democratic Republic’s official antifascist narrative, there was no ‘scholarly’ biography of him until 1979. The reasons for this shed light on the political culture of the Socialist Unity Party (SED) and its history-writing arm, the Institute of Marxism-Leninism – especially in the regime’s early years under Walter Ulbricht.
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