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(English: Red Front Fighters' League, Red Front Fighters Association
) was a paramilitary
A paramilitary is a force whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military, but which is not considered part of a state's formal armed forces....
organization of the Communist Party of Germany
The Communist Party of Germany was a major political party in Germany between 1918 and 1933, and a minor party in West Germany in the postwar period until it was banned in 1956...
created on 18 July 1924 during the Weimar Republic
The Weimar Republic is the name given by historians to the parliamentary republic established in 1919 in Germany to replace the imperial form of government...
. Its first leader was Ernst Thälmann
Ernst Thälmann was the leader of the Communist Party of Germany during much of the Weimar Republic. He was arrested by the Gestapo in 1933 and held in solitary confinement for eleven years, before being shot in Buchenwald on Adolf Hitler's orders in 1944...
. It was banned in 1932.
The RFB engaged in street fights with the Nazi party's Sturmabteilung
The Sturmabteilung functioned as a paramilitary organization of the National Socialist German Workers' Party . It played a key role in Adolf Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s...
(SA) before being banned.
Greetings and paper
They had a greeting: "Rot Front!"
("Red Front!") was spoken while the right arm was raised with fist clenched, fingers facing forward.
The RFB issued their official newspaper, Die Rote Front
There was also a youth organization (ages 16-21), Rote Jungfront
(Young Red Front).
Der rote Wedding (Red Front), lyrics by Erich Weinert
Erich Bernhard Gustav Weinert was a German Communist writer and a member of the Communist Party of Germany .-Biography:...
and music by Hanns Eisler
Hanns Eisler was an Austrian composer.-Family background:Eisler was born in Leipzig where his Jewish father, Rudolf Eisler, was a professor of philosophy...
(1928) is an anti-Nazi battle hymn for the Red Front:
- The drums are beating
- The working class is marching...