Dicke, the chairman of our group, has died in a hospital at Berlin
in the early morning of April 18, 2008, a few weeks ahead of his
doctors gave a cerebral haemorrhage as the decisive catalyst. Hartmut
Dicke was literally torn out of life within a few months time. It
will be unrelentingly investigated yet what really led to his death.
For almost forty years, Hartmut Dicke fought courageously, unselfishly
for the emancipation of the international proletariat, for socialist
revolution and communism. He was an out-and-out revolutionary. The
resistance to threats, damages and attempts of annihilation by the
bourgeoisie were part of the struggle as well as to the systematic
hushing up or the underground agitation from the part of phoney-leftist
He is the author of Marxist analyses such as “Leninism and
Civilization – Introduction into Criticism” (under the
pen-name of Klaus Sender) and “Proletarian Revolution and
National Question – the Double Situation at the End of the
First World War”, which are of invaluable importance for the
advance of the revolutionary movement, not only in our country.
Simultaneously, he was at any time active as an organizer and journalist,
who wrote hundreds of topical contributions.
organization mourns this heavy loss, there can be no substitute
for comrade Hartmut Dicke, but at the same time it is determined
to further the cause, building on the politics that he decisively
Group New Unity – Gruppe Neue Einheit
April 18, 2008