Jan Appel's speech to the 1921 Congress of the Third International under the pseudonym Max Hempel.
COMINTERN:01 July 1921:11th Session 1240 pm
Discussion on the Report by Comrade Radek. Speakers Comrades Hempel, Terrachini, Lenin, Micalek, Vaughan
Comrade Hempel [for the KAPD]
Interventions by delegates of the KAPD at the Third Congress of the Communist International in 1921 in response to Lenin's report on the tactics of the Russian Communist Party
HEMPEL(Jan Appel): It is first necessary that I ask something of comrade Radek who is apparently absent (cries: he is there). I ask comrade Radek to spare us his jokes in identifying us with the Mensheviks, because these jokes when they become repeated often become ridiculous.
Interventions by members of the KAPD at the Third Congress of the Communist International in 1921 in reply to Karl Radek's presentation on the tactics the CI should employ.
HEMPEL (Jan Appel): Comrades!
Jan Appel, 1890-1945, was a German socialist and shipyard worker whose experience of the 1918 Revolution, after which he hijacked a steam ship to Russia, drove him out of the Communist Party.
Joining the more radical Communist Workers Party (KAPD), he then moved to Holland, playing a role in the Dutch Resistance in World War II and and eventually co-founding the left-communist GIK.
By Jan Appel, 1966