Labour and Socialist International

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Founded in 1923 by the member parties of the Labour and Socialist International (LSI, 1921-1923) and the International Working Union of Socialist Parties (IWUSP) at the Hamburg International Socialist Congress; the Sozialistische Arbeiter-Internationale/Labour and Socialist International (SAI/LSI) reunited the social democratic parties with the exception of the left wing of the pre-war International now organized in the COMINTERN; as a reaction to the collapse of the Second International in 1914 the members gave up a part of their autonomy, recognizing the SAI's decisions in international questions as binding on all member parties; its triennial congresses resolved on issues such as peace and international disarmament, the colonial question, democratization of the League of Nations and the struggle against fascism; reactions of the member parties to the latter problem, as well as their response to the popular front politics of the communists in the 1930s, differed widely and paralyzed the SAI on the eve of the Second World War; practically ceased to function, when its dominant secretary Friedrich Adler resigned in 1939; formally liquidated in 1946 and succeeded by the Socialist International (SI) in 1951; published Internationale Information.

From the description of Archives (1917- ) 1923-1946 ( -1958). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80782971

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Walther Schevenels Papers, 1901-1986 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933. Morris Hillquit papers, 1886-1948. [microform]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Nicolaevsky, Boris I., 1887-1966,. Boris I. Nicolaevsky collection, 1801-1982. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Boris I. Nicolaevsky collection, 1801-1982 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Schevenels, Walther, b. 1894. Walther Schevenels papers, 1901-1967. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Labour and Socialist International. Archives (1917- ) 1923-1946 ( -1958).
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associatedWith Hillquit, Morris, 1869-1933. person
associatedWith Nicolaevsky, Boris I., 1887-1966, person
associatedWith Schevenels, Walther, 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Schevenels, Walther, b. 1894. person
associatedWith Sozialistische Arbeiter-Internationale (SAI) corporateBody
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Active 1917

Active 1923



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