The Amsterdam International

The Amsterdam International

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This book charts the turbulent history of the International Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) from its foundation in 1913, to its dissolution in 1945. Although no formal IFTU archive survives, Geert Van Goethem has drawn on a wealth of documentary sources in France, Germany, Britain, North America and Scandinavia to reconstruct a convincing and lively account of the IFTU, which is intrinsically bound up with the history of the inter-war period.terrogators to carry on working for them a#39;to bring to attention, right from the outset, the formation of new trade union ... the names of three former officials of the Gastwirts- gehilfen, the Berlin union of hotel, restaurant and catering staff, a#39;aquot; to whom he had passed on illegal literature and who had told him they would have nothing to do with it. ... After all, they had no idea of the methods employed by intelligence services, and the techniques they used in their own underground work are bestanbsp;...

Title:The Amsterdam International
Author:Geert van Goethem
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2006


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