Sozialistische Arbeiter Partei
The Sozialistische Arbeiter Partei (SAP) or Socialist Workers' Party, was an underground socialist party in Nazi Germany.
According to Marxists.org:
- The Sozialistische Arbeiter Partei (SAP) was founded in October 1931 after the German Social Democratic Party had expelled its left wing, led initially by Max Seydewitz, but they were joined in 1932 by a split from the KPO of Brandler and Thalheimer led by Jakob Walcher and Paul Frolich, the biographer of Rosa Luxemburg, which subsequently took over the leadership of the organisation. The leader of its youth organisation was Willi Brandt, later to be Mayor of West Berlin and Chancellor of the German Federal Republic.
The SAP was part of the International Buro for Revolutionary Socialist Unity, the "London Buro", established at a conference in Paris in 1933. It was expelled from the enlarged buro in February 1938.
- The KPD and the Solidarity of the Illegals, marxists.org, accessed 17 January 2012.
- Robert J. Alexander, The Right Opposition: The Lovestoneites and the International Communist Opposition of the 1930s, Greenwood Press, 1981, p.289.
- Robert J. Alexander, The Right Opposition: The Lovestoneites and the International Communist Opposition of the 1930s, Greenwood Press, 1981, p.293.