Ernst Däumig

Intro German politician
A.K.A. Däumig
Was Politician Journalist
From Germany
Type Journalism Politics
Gender male
Birth 1866, Merseburg, Germany
Death 1922, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (aged 56 years)
Politics Social Democratic Party of Germany, Communist Party of Germany, Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany

Ernst Däumig (1868–1922) was a German politician and was the co-chairman of both the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany (USPD) and Communist Party of Germany (KPD).

Early years

Däumig was a member of the French Foreign Legion, joining the Social Democratic Party of Germany before the first world war and became a journalist on Vorwärts in 1911. He opposed the war, and in 1917 he helped to found the USPD and became the Chief Editor of Die Freiheit from 1917-1918.

November Revolution

Däumig was arrested on the morning of 8 November.

Communist Party

Däumig was amongst the delegates to the 2nd World Congress of the Comintern with three other members of the USPD, supporting the 21 conditions for admittance and defending them at the Halle congress of the USPD. After the USPD split and the left wing joined the KPD, Däumig became co-chairman with Paul Levi, resigning alongside him in 1921.

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