Communist Anti-Fascism and Transnational Fascism: Comparisons, Transfers, Entanglements

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Kasper Braskén
Editors: Arnd Bauerkämper, Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe
Place: New York & Oxford
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Berghahn books
Book title: Fascism without Borders. Transnational Connections and Cooperation between Movements and Regimes in Europe from 1918 to 1945
Start page: 288
End page: 311
ISBN: 978-1-78533-468-9


The aim of the chapter is to
broadly discuss the anti-fascist activities of
international communist-led organizations in Berlin, London and Paris, 1922–1940. The chapter elaborates on
how anti-fascist articulations of fascism as a transnational, entangled and
connected European movement empowered and animated
transnational cooperation between anti-fascists. The chapter presents a concise
overview of communist anti-fascism in Western Europe and discusses moreover its
conflictual relation to the Soviet Union’s foreign policy needs and the
influence of Stalin’s personal dictatorship on the
anti-fascist culture during the 1930s, concluding with the USSR’s final
abandonment of communist anti-fascism in 1939.


Communism, France, Germany, Political system, comparative politics, International organizations, Soviet Union, Spanish Civil War, United Kingdom

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