This is a translation and critical edition of two documents on the Kapp Putsch and the origins of the united-front policy in the German Communist Party (kpd). The documents were written by the kpd leader Paul Levi and their titles and dates are, respectively: ‘Letter to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Germany’ (16 March 1920) and ‘Open Letter of the Zentrale of the United Communist Party of Germany’ (8 January 1921). They are a documentary appendix to our essay ‘Paul Levi and the Origins of the United-Front Policy in the Communist International’, published in this issue of Historical Materialism.
LeviPaul, '‘Der Kapp-Lüttwitz-Putsch und die Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands. Brief an das Zentralkomitee der Kommunistischen Partei Deutschlands’' (1920) Kommunistische Internationale. Organ des Executivkomitees der Kommunistischen Internationale: 147-1502. Jg. Nr. 12 S..