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Rosa Luxemburgo

1871- 1919

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Oradora y teórica marxista Rosa Luxemburgo, judia-polonesa que lideró la revolución comunista en Alemania al comienzo del siglo XX y murió asesinada en 1919.

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"(...)Born on March 5th, 1871 in Zamoshc of Congress Poland, Rosa Luxemburg was born into a Jewish family, the youngest of five children. In 1889, at 18 years old, Luxemburg's revolutionary agitation forced her to move to Zürich, Switzerland, to escape imprisonment. While in Zürich,Luxemburg continued her revolutionary activities from abroad, while studying political economy and law; receiving her doctrate in 1898. She met with many Russian Social Democrats (at a time before the R.S.D.L.P. split); among them the leading members of the party: Georgy Plekhanov and Pavel Axelrod. It was not long before Luxemburg voiced sharp theoretical differences with the Russian party, primarily over the issue of Polish self-determination(...)"