German language publication of the first 2 of 3 chapters of Leon Trotsky’s 1914 essay on the collapse of the Second International into social-patriotism at the beginning of World War One. The articles earned him a German prison sentence in absentia, The German Language Federation of the Socialist Party was formed at the First National Convention of the German-speaking Socialists of the United States, held in 1912. Germans had been dominate in the US socialist movement for years and it was only by 1912 that a separate language group was thought necessary. The federation had between 3-5000 members, was headquartered in Chicago with Adolph Dreifuss and Ludwig Lore was Executive Secretary of the German Federation until the 1919 split. The majority of the Federation voted to stay in the SP, but join the Comintern at a special conference in 1919. That decision was rejected and a split, like that happening all over the Socialist movement,. Those who left the SP were further split between those following the Communist Labor Party and those following the Communist Party of America, both of which developed German Language Federations.
Der Krieg und die Internationale von Leon Trotsky. Socialist Workers’ Books No. 9. Published by the German Language Federation of the Socialist Party of America. Chicago, 1918.
Contents: Einleitung, Die Balkanfrage, Österreich-Ungarn, Der Kampf gegen den Zarismus, Der Krieg gegen den Westen, Der Verteidigungskrieg, Der Zusammenbruch der Internationale, Die revolutionäre Epoche. 88 pages.
PDF of full pamphlet: https://archive.org/download/derkriegunddiein00trot/derkriegunddiein00trot.pdf