Jan Appel

Speech At The Third Congress Of The Communist International — Max Hempel (Jan Appel)

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]

Part 4: Discussion of Lenin's Report on the Tactics of the Russian Communist Party

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.

Part 1: Discussion about Radek's Report on the Tactics of the International

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!

The Wilhelmshaven Revolt, 1918-1919 - Ikarus

Sailors in front of the prison in Wilhelmshaven

The Wilhelmshaven Revolt - A Chapter of the Revolutionary Movement in the German Navy, 1918-1919, by 'Ikarus' - real name Ernst Schneider

We append to the text an introduction written by Dave Graham, for historical and biographical background information, and a short biography of Ernst Schneider.

Fundamental principles of communist production and distribution

Putilov Factory, Petrograd

Full text of Fundamental Principles of Communist Production and Distribution, Collective work of the Group of International Communists of Holland (GIK), 1930

Autobiography of Jan Appel

German Revolution

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