Biographical Project: Willi Münzenberg. A Red Visionary in a Changing World (working title)
The project is the writing of a biography on Willi Münzenberg, the German pacifist and communist (1889-1940). The primary reason for doing so is to connect with recent research results and opinions on Münzenberg as a historical topic and figure, but primarily, to situate Münzenberg’s life and career in a different context in comparison to other biographical works on him. The monograph that shall be written in Swedish, and raise the issue of Münzenberg’s involvement in the German communist movement and the Communist International, and how this was connected to the development of anti-fascism, anti-colonialism, anti-imperialism, and other topics linked to Münzenberg’s Internationale Arbeiterhilfe. The project aims at entering into a dialogue with Münzenberg as a research object, based on archival sources collected in Moscow, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, and Stockholm.