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Mexico City
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Between 1941 and 1946, the Mexican capital harbored a small but highly influential community of exiled German-speaking communists. Cut off from the directives of the party line from Moscow and challenged locally by a large number of Jewish refugees, the group surrounding Paul Merker, a high-ranking functionary of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), gave the extermination of the European J…

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Graf, Philipp, “Mexico City”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0541>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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