Workers Hammer No. 193
14 November 2005
In my speech to your dayschool on “Fighting against capitalist reunification of Germany” published in the Autumn 2005 issue of Workers Hammer, I said Walter Benjamin went to the DDR. He did flee the Nazi regime but he committed suicide in 1940 and thus did not live to see the DDR (where his sister-in-law Hilde Benjamin became Minister of Justice). Also, my English let me down when I said that our candidate in Halle in the Volkskammer elections was a leader of the SED youth organisation; I should have said he had been.